Backers of a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons chose a design Monday that is all about geometric curves, translucent skin and a roof that opens like a mechanical flower, hoping it will become the city’s architectural signature.
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A winning concept?
Atlanta’s new stadium will be a big departure from the Georgia Dome. Some key differences:
— The roof will open with triangular shapes overlapping like a kaleidoscope
— Electronic billboards will ring the rim of the retractable roof like a “halo”
— The shell could include translucent facade that will allow a window into the building on lower levels
— A glass wall in one part of the building could provide a skyline view