HOLY BATMAN! The new SCI is top notch. Putting my pro dm and pro urban bias aside, this facility is true first class.
newhts is right on the money with the colors, flows very well together.
The lighting!!!! It's fantasic!!
I had a nice chat with the VP of comunications adn they already are running commercials in both kc and omaha.
(i wonder if any our omaha cohoerts have noticed these campaigns)
NO question this new facility can be a regional attraction. YOu could easily spend a full day there, and there is still one platform yet to open.
Addtionally that I noticed, on the 2nd floor you can go out side to this 'patio' it's on the east side of the complex, it's wonderful to step out and check everything out.
Also, i was told that the remaining exterior work--a la the lighted pond will be done by late summer.
This is something for dm to be very proud of. Feedback has been great, my rural/suburban family and friends were very impressed and have made comments on how great downtown is really shaping up.
Perhaps it is possible to draw our rural and suburban friends and family back to downtown, regardless, this was a fantasic facility.
A couple notes here;
**Who are we? exhibit. Part lame, part cool, it does do a good job of highlighting iowans, and there are videos and such there where people living in DC were interviewed to give their perceptions on iowans.
That is really really interesting. You should check it out. They talked to men and woman, kids, and teenagers. Interesting. (also shows we have a lot of national work to do) the greatest thing about this platform though is that it really brings awarness and a sense of education to our state.
**the time lapse video. Waaaay cool here, there's a flat screen tv and you can control the speed of teh time lapse of the building of the science center. That's very cool as well.
**the food chain cafe--probably not soo much, there's a pizza hut and what appears to be a deli, much better than what the old sci center had, but i'm not sure about the name: 'food chain cafe" is it suppose to be tounge and cheek? The seating area is nice though.
Over all, just a beautiful project. Super tall ceilings, great lighting, great colors, good open and flowing energy thruogh out the whole center.
and lastly, this is way cool, when you go up the 2nd floor there's this huge sklyine picture of downtown dm(aerial view) with it linking up to space and such. It's also an updated picture of downtown(it looks like it was taken recently). I would have to say it's the best picture of downtown I've ever seen and most recent.
I give this big dog 4 stars.
DM scored very well with this project.