The choice of architect has been of paramount importance for city leaders, who expect the ballpark to help spark economic redevelopment of a blighted area.If the goal is to convey the transparency of democracy in George W. Bush's Washington, then I suspect the architects will be using a lot of smoked glass.
Joseph Spear, who will act as lead designer for [the architecture firm that was selected], said the firm had no specific designs for the stadium. In his pitch to the sports commission, Spear said he and partner Earl Santee suggested overarching themes, including taking into account Pierre L'Enfant's design of the city and using glass as a predominant material to suggest the "transparency of democracy."
Friday, April 01, 2005
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