RX2 LOOKS SICK IN IMAGINARY LAND

Wanye
April 26 2012 05:23PM

 

Pictures of the a new design for the proposed Downtown Edmonton Arena have hit the interwebs and they can only be described as :"hurry the hell up" and "is it done yet?"

This shot is described as "The building is open to daylight, with a tall pedway over 104th Avenue that drops people down to a new public square." If this is actually how the thing looks when all is said and done Rexall Place 2 will be one of the nicest buildings in the league hands down.

We would also add that it looks like the Borg Continuum seemingly has a hand in these new designs. Resistance to the new arena is futule! You too will become one with the Borg Architecture and Humanity Domination Corp.

This shot is "a profile view of the pedway over 104th Avenue" They have kindly edited out the various toughs that would be standing outside the Greyhound Bus Depot, keeping a sharp eye out for Oilers fans who have enjoyed too many $40 hockey beers.

This angle also looks sharp and we can imagine King Jordan of Eberle riding down this street in the Captain's vehicle which leads the Cup parade scheduled annually from 2016 until further notice.

This shot looks down 104th avenue too and it provides some insight into other plans the Katz Group have for the area which consists of knocking down the surrounding buildings and replacing the grass with a sleek silver coating of some futuristic metallic compound. Also note the absence of cars which suggests we are all teleporting to and fro when the building is finally open for business.

The final concept drawing released shows the arena footprint as viewed from above. In this shot the buildings West and South of the arena are back and a wicked large tower has been erected beside the pedway that spans 104th avenue. Dibs on the Penthouse of this tower and installing a zip line directly into our season seats in row 415.

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We won't say that these new arena drawings are better than our original 2008 concept - which is basically ready to begin construction PS - but if this is what Edmonton looks like in 2016 a then 73 year old Lauren Pronger will finally realize the mistake she made so many years ago.

If needed we will personally report to the Baccarat Casino at a moments notice with an OilersNation edition skid steer and start the demolition ourselves.

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#2 jonny94
April 26 2012, 05:26PM
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FIST! There I said it.... What was this about? Cool building dude

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#3 jonny94
April 26 2012, 05:27PM
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Damn you Wanye damn you.

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#4 DJ Dynasty Handbag
April 26 2012, 05:30PM
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OMG WANYE YOUR PICTURE IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE "REAL" MOCKUPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!

#nugeforcalder #eberleforbyng #pizzaforme

ps, those "actual" design pics are quite amazing

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#6 ItsTheBGB
April 26 2012, 05:45PM
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That silver metallic high end compound you see is actually 100% efficient solar panels. Used to power the never ending beer fountain in front of the entrance of RX2.

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#7 Karth
April 26 2012, 05:45PM
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Thats awesome. lets get it done.

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#8 Mark-LW
April 26 2012, 06:22PM
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8th

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#10 D'oh-ilers
April 26 2012, 06:36PM
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'Tis a fine barn, but sure 'tis no pool, English.

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#11 Saytalk
April 26 2012, 06:44PM
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Looks great except the pedway ruins the whole thing and makes it look hideous. I guess if the on-ice product is a laughing stock of the league, then the arena should be as well.

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#12 Gerald R. Ford
April 26 2012, 06:53PM
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Mmmmmm... giant pork chop. Yes, I love the Pork Chop Shop. So say we all.

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#14 a lg dubl dubl
April 26 2012, 07:13PM
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May 16th cant come soon enough, and the day Rx2 ACTUALLY STARTS GETTING BUILT!!!!!!!!!!

Enough with this jibber jabber hubbub GET ON WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#15 dawgtoy
April 26 2012, 07:52PM
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Wanye, is self fisting allowed....wait....that doesn't sound right. Meh, you know...when the writer then fists...himself, never mind !

P.S. those Lego Borg are priceless!

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#16 Puritania
April 26 2012, 08:36PM
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POTHOLES! SNOW REMOVAL!

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#17 Wanyes bastard child
April 26 2012, 08:38PM
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Puritania wrote:

POTHOLES! SNOW REMOVAL!

Otherwise known as wacky tobaccy and coke?

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#18 David S
April 26 2012, 08:43PM
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Also note the absence of cars which suggests we are all teleporting to and fro when the building is finally open for business.

Probably not too far from the truth. There's only going to be about 350 underground parking spaces on-site. Of course those will be for players, wives, girlfriends and Oilers ataff. One of those parking spaces will no doubt be surrounded by purple velvet security ropes and Egyptian palm girls for a certain local internet billionaire whose name rhymes with "Kanye" - or Jordan Eberle, whatever.

The rest of us will have to make do with paying 40 bucks for any number of "convenient" surrounding parking stalls downtown.

Other than that the whole damn arena thing looks FREAKING AWESOME if you ask me!

I'm looking forward to filling up my cup from the three-story cascading beer-fall, actual hot "ice girls" and cheering for a real live winning hockey team. *faints*

#NugeForCalder

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#19 Wax Man Riley
April 26 2012, 09:32PM
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D'oh-ilers wrote:

'Tis a fine barn, but sure 'tis no pool, English.

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As I like to say:

"There's a Simpson's quote for every occasion"

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#20 book¡e
April 26 2012, 09:45PM
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I was going to photoshop a picture of pail drumming guy in front of it - but alas, I cannot find a picture of pail drumming guy on the internet. That guy should have his own Wikipedia page, at least a facebook page like Dancing Dan...

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#21 Oilcruzer
April 26 2012, 11:26PM
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Wanye's Paint skills are second to none.

(nice building concept too)

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#22 Truth
April 27 2012, 07:40AM
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Looks great. I can already see myself swearing at the ridiculous traffic congestion on game nights. They better put in something like Phoenix (only other NHL barn I've been to) where the area is complete with numerous watering holes and restaurants to allow me to come early and stay late, therefore dodging high traffic.

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#23 Smokey
April 27 2012, 09:24AM
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@Truth

We might have to all start thinking mass transit...gulp...Might have to leave the rig rocket at home...

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#24 Bushed
April 27 2012, 09:30AM
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Rexall One (from above)= giant period. Rexall Two = giant comma.

Obvious pandering to the scribes at OilersNation????

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#25 The Funky Chicken Has Left The Building
April 27 2012, 11:45AM
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...looks remarkably like a gizzard - http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/willow/gizzard-info0.gif

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#26 OutDoorRink
April 27 2012, 01:15PM
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I like it a lot. Has a very nice flow to it. Looks like a very nice centrepiece to the rebirth of downtown Edmonton.

Build it and we will come and spend lots of money and help you pay for it.

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#27 Gerald R. Ford
April 27 2012, 01:21PM
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@book¡e

http://picturepush.com/public/8136154

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