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joecrede
10-23-2003, 11:10 PM
I thought this deserved it's own thread for Hangar. :D:

According to Rich King on the WGN news tonight part of the renovation will include shortening of the upper deck risers to improve the angle of the upper deck.

chisox06
10-23-2003, 11:52 PM
The upper deck "risers"? How could they possibly do that without tearing down the whole thing and then rebuilding it? I know there chopping off the top ten rows or so, then putting on a new roof, other than that I cant see what else you can possibly do to it without starting all over again.

batmanZoSo
10-24-2003, 12:00 AM
That is completely impossible.

MRKARNO
10-24-2003, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by chisox06
The upper deck "risers"? How could they possibly do that without tearing down the whole thing and then rebuilding it? I know there chopping off the top ten rows or so, then putting on a new roof, other than that I cant see what else you can possibly do to it without starting all over again.

Well maybe they ARE starting over again. We dont know the extent of the renovation officially, so until we do, all we know is that whatever they do will be done by the start of next season.

batmanZoSo
10-24-2003, 12:21 AM
First of all, why would they say they're removing ten rows, then do it, if they're really going to tear down the whole thing? And realistically, it would probabably cost 100 million to do that. So that's out.

As for Roan's idea he plucked out of his rear, if you cut a section out of the middle of the risers, the upper deck would collapse within a day and probably take down most if not all of the area below it leaving only the lower bowl in a disaster of biblical proportions. Is that what you want?! Is it?! Sorry that just slipped out.

soxnut
10-24-2003, 12:23 AM
I saw the tail end of the report. Well, they are doing concrete cutting, so it may be so. They can cut at the top of the upper deck, and they can cut at the bottom of the upper deck, use some type of hydaulic supports to lower the UD. With today's technology, I don't think very much is impossible. And I doubt Rich King would report something like that without fact, he seems to be a very sincere guy.

MRKARNO
10-24-2003, 12:23 AM
Originally posted by batmanZoSo
As for Roan's idea he plucked out of his rear, if you cut a section out of the middle of the risers, the upper deck would collapse within a day and probably take down most if not all of the area below it leaving only the lower bowl in a disaster of biblical proportions. Is that what you want?! Is it?! Sorry that just slipped out.

Oh darn. Then we'd need a Brand-spanking new ballpark. :D:

MRKARNO
10-24-2003, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by soxnut
And I doubt Rich King would report something like that without fact, he seems to be a very sincere guy.

Well he DOES work for the Cubune

batmanZoSo
10-24-2003, 12:27 AM
MRKARNO,

Who wants to see the Sox muff another stadium? That's why it would be a disaster of biblical proportions.

The new stadium would be rounder, concreter, blander and cut-off-from-the-worlder than ever before.

soxnut
10-24-2003, 12:28 AM
I know, he does work for the Cube Corp, but he's been around quite awhile. He's reported for the Sox on WBBM when they used to have the Sox contract and so for, so I still give him some credence. :smile:

hose
10-24-2003, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
Well he DOES work for the Cubune


Rich King is a Sox fan.

soxnut
10-24-2003, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by hose
Rich King is a Sox fan.


You know, I thought he was. I always had that feeling about him, even 20 years ago. So, like I said I doubt he'd be giving out bogus information.

hose
10-24-2003, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by joecrede
I thought this deserved it's own thread for Hangar. :D:

According to Rich King on the WGN news tonight part of the renovation will include shortening of the upper deck risers to improve the angle of the upper deck.


preception is reality:

http://www.suntimes.com/output/sox/cst-nws-ballpark24.html

Since they are not actually lowering the upper deck, nor adjusting the incline, is it all an optical illusion?

"It's perception,'' Sox spokesman Scott Reifert said Thursday as the team showed reporters the beginning of the project that will remove the upper eight rows of the highest seats. After the top 20 feet of the stadium's bowl are lopped off -- 215 tons of steel and 3,500 tons of concrete -- a new canopy will be put on that will more closely resemble the roof on old Comiskey Park.

The end result will be a more intimate baseball experience, said Reifert.

"We're not physically moving seats. The slope's not changing. But I think from what our architects have shown us, it'll be a completely different feel,'' said Reifert.

The concourse on the second level also will be more enclosed and amenities added, said Dan G. Polvere, a director with the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

"A lot of these newer parks, they get to the upper deck and they decide, let's cheapen out up there. We're doing the opposite; we're going to make the upper deck very nice,'' said Polvere.

Details will be announced next month, officials said.

The project, phase four in a 5-phase renovation that began in 2000, will be covered by revenue from a 23-year, $68 million deal signed last year with U.S. Cellular that changed the stadium's name from the original Comiskey Park. The previous three phases were paid for out of Sox contributions and hotel tax revenue, Polvere said.

The changes for the fifth and last phase of the re-do, which will be finished by Opening Day 2005,

hose
10-24-2003, 07:01 AM
Hangar/Wilkes in 2004

Thats the ticket !

Hangar18
10-24-2003, 08:56 AM
Originally posted by hose
Hangar/Wilkes in 2004

Thats the ticket !

Heh heh. According to the Architects, the article didnt mention that they were adding 5,000 lbs of Mirrors and 30 Smoke Machines. :)

xil357
10-24-2003, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by Hangar18
Heh heh. According to the Architects, the article didnt mention that they were adding 5,000 lbs of Mirrors and 30 Smoke Machines. :)

That's next off-season's renovations....

A ticket for the game
A ticket for the season
A ticket for the ages
Hangar/Wilkes 2004
That's the ticket!

Brian26
10-24-2003, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by Hangar18
Heh heh. According to the Architects, the article didnt mention that they were adding 5,000 lbs of Mirrors and 30 Smoke Machines.

With a set-up like that, are they planning on filming porn up there during Sox road trips?

Add a couple of Styx concerts to the schedule and now we're making some money.

Hangar18
10-24-2003, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by Brian26
With a set-up like that, are they planning on filming porn up there during Sox road trips?

Add a couple of Styx concerts to the schedule and now we're making some money.

and have David Copperfield do shows when theyre on the road...
But seriously........Smoke and Mirrors aside, I have a little Drawing Im going to upload sometime tonite/tomorrow AM for everyone to see....