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    Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    The Daily has a story on proposed renovations of the ISC courtyard. The bottom of the story has links to renderings.

    I think it is a great idea and gives a great area for outdoor concerts and other events.

    Note that the raised walkways are all gone, on C.Y. Stephens facebook page they said that the design firm favored the landscaping to the walkways.

    http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/a...tml?mode=story



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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Will be a bit longer walk from stage door into the games without the raised walkways.

    How does this affect that west entrance to hilton?

    And i remember seeing the options presented on here awhile back, which one did they end up going with?


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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    I will miss the raised walkways. Those were always the coolest part about the whole area. Would have liked to see some landscaping and repair done to the origional configuration than tear it down and make it look patchy. The architect used those as a key piece to tie all the building together not they will be all seperate. Kind of ruins the origional vision which was very unique. All in all saddened.


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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Will be a bit longer walk from stage door into the games without the raised walkways.

    How does this affect that west entrance to hilton?

    And i remember seeing the options presented on here awhile back, which one did they end up going with?

    They went with a slightly modified version of option #3 (the one that had the terraces). Think it will look really nice, definitely a big improvement. Going to be a plaza with a water fountain between Fisher and Stephens, and an east-west oriented courtyard between Hilton and Stephens/Fisher, also lots of trees to be planted. Most of the elevated walkways will be demolished, one between Hilton and Scheman to remain as well as one in front of Hilton. I'm guessing ISU will post the renderings up on their fpm site sometime soon.


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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Those pictures the daily linked are from the August presentation and just show the three options, they don't show the preferred design that was unveiled yesterday (good ole daily).



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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    Those pictures the daily linked are from the August presentation and just show the three options, they don't show the preferred design that was unveiled yesterday (good ole daily).
    Don't happen to have those do you?



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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    They went with a slightly modified version of option #3 (the one that had the terraces). Think it will look really nice, definitely a big improvement.




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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    I wonder if they will use the outdoor stage and what looks like a video board, as a game watch area for away games. Much like they do all over Europe for soccer. This would be a cool thing.


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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by BringBackJohnny View Post
    I will miss the raised walkways. Those were always the coolest part about the whole area. Would have liked to see some landscaping and repair done to the origional configuration than tear it down and make it look patchy. The architect used those as a key piece to tie all the building together not they will be all seperate. Kind of ruins the origional vision which was very unique. All in all saddened.
    I think you will be very pleasantly surprised when all is said and done.



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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    I think you will be very pleasantly surprised when all is said and done.
    I like the idea of a spot for outdoor music venues. Would be a much better place to do VEISHEA concerts than the depressing Mol Bio parking lot...




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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Yep, its close to this. Some notable changes (improvements) though.



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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    I like the idea of a spot for outdoor music venues. Would be a much better place to do VEISHEA concerts than the depressing Mol Bio parking lot...
    Should just go back to central campus. The best setup was in 06, with a stage on central campus, by friley, and on the parking deck by gerdin.



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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    Yep, its close to this. Some notable changes (improvements) though.
    Can you post the details?



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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    I like the idea of a spot for outdoor music venues. Would be a much better place to do VEISHEA concerts than the depressing Mol Bio parking lot...
    I agree



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    Re: Iowa State Center Courtyard Renovation

    Can you post the details?
    The design for plaza between Stephens and Fisher is different and now includes a water fountain and artwork, a fairly wide walkway is included that runs parallel to the event space just to the south of the initial line of trees (bright green trees), the walkway has permanent spaces for event tents, more trees and parking are included as well. Thats about all i can remember of the top of my head. Should be posted on their fpm site before too long.



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