Sep 14 2009

The “new” Soldier Field!

Published by at 3:49 am under I Don't Get It,Jerks,Why?!?

Soldier Field before and after

I don’t really care much either way about football, but in honor of the Chicago Bears opening game last night, I feel it is my duty to take a virtual dump all over one of the least thoughtful renovations of a historic landmark ever.

Solider Field was officially opened in 1924 and has been home to many historic events. In 2002 the city of Chicago and some other douchebags decided it was time to renovate the stadium but because the stadium was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, they could not monkey around with the existing structure too much. The solution? Drop a fucking ugly piece of shit INSIDE and ON TOP OF the existing Soldier Field. This has got to be the laziest, most thoughtless work of architecture that has ever made it from blueprints to construction. How the fuck did the city let this happen?

Guess what the first thing to happen was after these “improvements” were completed? It was swiftly and wisely removed from the National Register of Historic Places.

The dick heads responsible for this brilliant design, Benjamin T. Wood and Carlos E. Zapata, should be in architecture jail right next to Frank Gehry.

Sorry, this one was not very fun or funny, I’m too lazy to be creative. Blogging sucks.

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14 comments to “The “new” Soldier Field!”

  1. Yubberson 14 Sep 2009 at 5:26 am

    I pass Soldier Field every day to and from work on Lake Shore drive. I particularly dislike driving northbound and seeing it hovering at night. The only way I can describe it is “intrusive”- it seems as though it will stand up on it’s big metal legs and start trampling the cars all around.

    I, too, vehemantly despise this structure as well as many other “artistic works” the city of Chicago has allowed to respresent us.

    I could not find the photos I’d like to, but the newer Golden Pig that seems to be eating itself, along side the gray lava shit piece of work are among two that I thoroughly dislike.

    Honestly, what bothers me the most (and is something I deeply envy New Yorkers for) is that Chicago created Millenium and Grant Park as green and gardeny oases, and over the years have only manage to ruin everything natural thing about it with it’s oh so innovative metal bridges (BP bridge), canopies (Pritzger Pavillion), and garbage thoughtless artwork (brick wall, ugly face spittin’at you; golden pig, and other pieces I sincerely cannot describe).

    I’m pissed that there is no place to go in Chicago without seeing someone’s bullshit version of bending metal.

    Aararrrrrggggg YJMML. Thanks for irritating me!

    You can cure this by recommending a spot in Chicago that I am not yet aware of, where I may get away from the theatrics. Thanks ahead of time.

  2. Joeon 14 Sep 2009 at 8:05 am

    atleast you guys have the cubs lmao

  3. You Just Made My List!on 14 Sep 2009 at 9:02 am

    Yubbers – FINALY I find another person who hates Millennium Park as much as I do. What could have been a tranquil space that fit in with it’s surroundings was instead turned into an outdoor McDonalds playland for tourists. Millennium Park sucks.

    It might sound strange, but you should really take a walk through Graceland cemetery some time. In the winter I also like the Lincoln Park conservatory.

  4. Joeon 14 Sep 2009 at 11:12 am

    i’d say most of chicago probably agrees with you guys, i don’t really care, but the way it looked before was way better. they should’ve just done concession renovations like update the bathrooms and whatnot. thats what they did at arrowhead along with a few other renovations, the only bad thing is they took down the chiefs ring of fame and instead just have the names scroll on the video part like assholes.

  5. Neishon 14 Sep 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Are you sure that’s not just a flying saucer they tried to hide creatively? O.o

  6. You Just Made My List!on 14 Sep 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Neish – Yeah, a lot of people refer to it as a flaying saucer πŸ™‚

  7. Jayon 14 Sep 2009 at 1:02 pm

    fugly and expensive, not a good combo.

  8. hodanon 14 Sep 2009 at 2:37 pm

    at least you guys don’t get to see Frank Gehry abomination of a building every single day.that shit feels like a bad acid trip come to life.

  9. You Just Made My List!on 14 Sep 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Hodan – Sadly we do, in the aforementioned Millennium Park.

  10. Paul in Saint Paulon 14 Sep 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Why didn’t they just build a new stadium somewhere like Schaumberg? They could pair it with IKEA. Weren’t they threatening to do that if Chicago didn’t fork over a bunch of cash? They should have let them go and used Soldier Field for soccer. If my students are any indication, soccer is going to overtake football at some point and they’ll need a good place to play.

  11. Yubberson 15 Sep 2009 at 4:06 am

    REally????? The CemeTary??? Wow. I may be too emotional for that, wind up crying over a ton of people I don’t know , “but she was only 17!!! sob, sob, sob…”

    It’s worth a shot though I suppose πŸ™‚

    I haven’t been to the Lincoln Park conservatory. Thanks for the recommendations!

  12. North Side Frankon 14 Dec 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Regarding Soldier Field, youjustmademylist viewed the “improvements” as “Drop [ing] a fucking ugly piece of shit INSIDE and ON TOP OF the existing Soldier Field. In my view, his condemnation does not go nearly far enough, but youjustmademylist is not at fault because there are no words in the English language suitable for describing this goddamn obscenity.

    As for the so-called “architects” responsible, they definitely come from the same breed of perverts responsible for the excrement deposited atop the Stevens Hotel (the Hilton), and for the vandalism that scarred the face of the once-beautiful Adler Planetarium. Happily, there IS a word for them: “assassins.” They must be hunted down, disemboweled and gibbeted with their own, warm, squirming intestines!

  13. jeffon 12 Apr 2012 at 11:58 pm

    suck it turd soldier field rocks u left winged hippie fag

  14. You Just Made My List!on 13 Apr 2012 at 12:10 am

    Jeff – Did you just call me a “turd soldier?” Why are you calling brave American soldiers “fags?” I get it, you hate American soldiers and therefore support the desecration of their stadium. You are a bad person.