Hey guys this is my first fan post. I've been part of the SBnation community for a long time, mostly following Southsidesox since 06, And recently SCH. I must say I love SCH. So the reason for my post is because I am a studying Architecture Student. My semester project is to design a hypothetical relocation of the USA Hockey Hall of Fame from Eveleth, Minnesota to Chicago. The reason why I am posting is for hardcore hockey fans to have a voice in what they think the hall of fame should be! Details after the Jump!
So basically the current Halls is lame and super introverted. It looks like a lame post office. So the proposed new one for my class is hypothetically to be located at Grand & Lake Shore Drive on the southwest block. Right now there are some high rises up and going up and useless dog park. On this site we are to have 20,000 sqft Pavilion for the Hall of fame, 60,000 sqft plaza known as "Lord Stanley's Plaza," ponds for pond hockey championships and fully functional exterior ice sheet at NHL regulation size for future All Star Games and Winter Classics. DISCLAIMER: If you haven't figured out by now this is not a real situation, its just pretend. So lets have some fun. I want you guys to help me out. Post some things you think this Hall of Fame/Plaza/Stadium must have to be successful. Also be creative this has to be a functional site all year round so if you think of other multipurpose uses, ie concerts? Community activities?
Looking Forward to your ideas, thanks in advanced and for what its worth if I get some cool ideas and have good response I will incorporate this post and subsequent responses in my Final Presentation so you can have some credit in the process as well!