Monthly Archives: April 2012

Swing and a miss

What a study can’t always tell you is that if the building is the wrong design (Pyramid), in the wrong place (Silverdome), or built for a non-existent tenant (Tropicana), it’s going to have a rough time making a go of it. Continue reading

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How to build a successful downtown stadium (maybe)

The truly unfortunate part of this story is that it gives communities like Phoenix, which are not compact, a reason to give up on urban stadiums and build new arenas and NFL stadiums in the suburbs. Continue reading

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Was Camden Yards worth it?

What Miserendino fails to mention is the 3 to 4 million visitors to downtown these projects generate, the money they leave behind, and the potential new business for bars, restaurants hotels, and souvenier shops that results. Continue reading

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