Madison Square Garden Renovations (Part IV)
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07-12-2012, 09:43 AM
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Really? You don't agree? Take a look at that first picture you posted again. You don't think those people on the left side of the picture, who are above the level of the bridge, would be pissed?
Look -- I get it. The ice isn't obstructed. But you all have to remember, the whole reason for being AT the Garden is to take in the whole experience. Direct and peripheral vision. You're taking in a lot when you sit at the Garden. If all you really cared about was just the ice -- then why not save money and watch it at home? I'll tell you why -- because you're there for the whole experience.
That's why I understand the "tunnel vision" argument. Stare at something for a while, and slowly, the periphery blends and blurs. That's what could happen to people when the bridges are in front of them. You could make the argument that it's no different from right now -- where there's other things in the periphery, such as the scoreboard or the ceiling or whatnot. But the difference is -- right now, that's all far away from your eyes. These bridges will be closer, and harder I think to ignore. You could choose not to look at the bridges, and just at the ice. But then it comes back to the point of watching the ice on TV at home.
I'm hoping they're not as obtrusive as the renderings make it out to be. I know it's all moot at this point since the designs are final. But I wouldn't be as concerned if it was perhaps one bridge, that went across the length of the ice in the middle (from goal to goal). That way, it would still be far enough away. Or maybe extend the balcony 360 around, above the seats. That way no one sitting in the sections need to worry about it, but you still get the "overhead area" experience.
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