Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Postcards: Hoosier Gothic

Some say that sports stadiums are our modern day American equivalent of Europe’s gothic cathedrals. Lucas Oil Stadium plays explicit homage to that idea. This is the second major recent civic structure in Indianapolis featuring an explicitly gothic design. The Central Library atrium is the other.

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Topics: Architecture and Design
Cities: Indianapolis

3 Responses to “Postcards: Hoosier Gothic”

  1. thundermutt says:

    Last year, while walking into Colts games, I couldn’t help but think “OMG, that’s BIG” when across the street from Lucas Oil.

    From a distance, though it does have similar proportions and look/feel to Hinkle Fieldhouse, especially the view of Hinkle from the outer corner of its parking lot.

    Can’t wait to get inside.

  2. Lord Peter says:

    Those entranceways are totally romanesque, though. And where are the flying buttresses? You can’t have gothic without flying buttresses! It’s okay if they are retractable flying buttresses, though.

  3. pig says:

    The steel supports for the retractable roof kind of look like buttresses, but they’re holding up the wrong wall.

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