• Architects present final Falcons stadium concept


    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons and the architecture firm chosen to build a new downtown stadium presented a final conceptual design to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority on Monday.

    Officials with 360 Architecture showed images of the retractable roof stadium from above, as well as views from end zone and club seats.

    Channel 2's Dave Huddleston attended the meeting on Monday and said the authority would vote to approve the concept design on Tuesday. A committee approved the concepts on Monday unanimously.

    Lead architect Bill Johnson told Huddleston that the latest renderings include video screens at the top of the retractable roof and views of the skyline from inside the stadium.

    "We wanted to be more open and more connected to the city," Johnson said.

    Officials said the final conceptual design may not reflect the final stadium once constructed but provide a starting point for future work.

    Official said the next step would be a detailed schematic design and then a final design, which the Falcons anticipate by next April.

    On Friday, 360 Architecture announced three local firms will partner in the design. Goode Van Slyke Architecture, Stanley Beaman & Sears and tvs design will join 360 Architecture, which is based in Kansas City.

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