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    Glassy stadium ruffles bird lovers

    Glassy Vikings stadium design ruffles bird lovers

    Glassy Vikings stadium design ruffles bird lovers - KMSP-TV

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    Fritted windows, like they mention, could be a solution. A frit is basically a pattern of semi-transparent pixels across the window. You have probably seen them on the windshield of your cars to keep sun out.

    The bigger the pixelated area, or the less opaque it is, the less light that can come through. This is a pretty common practice in new sky scrapers in large cities.

    Here is a pic of one of the bigger companies as seen from the outside:


    and the inside:


    It wouldn't be a bad idea to include a frit pattern on the glass. But it isn't something I care passionately about enough to go to war over. I think it could at the very least be a good PR move for the Vikings to do something like this.
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    Yeah, make a big glass wall for the view and then put friggin dots all over it. Makes sense.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Yeah, make a big glass wall for the view and then put friggin dots all over it. Makes sense.........
    +1... that looks awful.

    Seems to me like we'd want to lessen the bird population anyways - Less bird sh*t on our cars and more worms for fishing.

    Seems like a win-win.
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    Lol@cmacd

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mac D View Post
    +1... that looks awful.

    Seems to me like we'd want to lessen the bird population anyways - Less bird sh*t on our cars and more worms for fishing.

    Seems like a win-win.
    Donate the dead birds to the food shelf.

    2 birds killed with one stone....I mean glass.

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    Do we care what they think?
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    I think we should care. There are many solutions, we don't need to make a big deal about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowinapril View Post
    I think we should care. There are many solutions, we don't need to make a big deal about this.
    Why should we care? Wanna shut down jets too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowinapril View Post
    I think we should care. There are many solutions, we don't need to make a big deal about this.
    What are they doing with every other glass structure or building with big or several windows in Minneapolis/St. Paul?

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