Detail View: Architecture and Urban Planning Collection: Great American Ball Park

Work Record ID: 
2017
Reproduction Record ID: 
2017
Work Class: 
Architecture
Work Type: 
stadium
Title: 
Great American Ball Park
Title Type: 
preferred
Creator: 
GBBN Architects, 1958
Creator Dates: 
1958
Creator Nationality: 
American
Creator Type: 
corporate
Creator Role: 
architect
Creator: 
HOK Sport, founded 1983
Creator Dates: 
1983
Creator Type: 
corporate
Creator Role: 
architect
Date: 
2003
Date Type: 
completion date
Location: 
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Location Type: 
site
Location: 
100 Main Street (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Style Period: 
Modernist
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Subject: 
stadiums
Subject: 
baseball (field sport)
Description: 
In October of 2000 ground was broken on the new home for the Cincinnati Reds: The Great American Ballpark. Construction lasted up to the first games of the 2003 season. A team of architects, GBBN Architects of Cincinnati and HOK Sport of Kansas City, completed the project. The open-air stadium seats 42036 fans and includes 27 concession stands. Entrance to the park features benches, statues and landscaped areas inspired by Crosley Field. The exterior facade features brick with cast stone, steel and lighting. The phrase "Rounding third and heading for home" is a popular quotation from Red's announcer Joe Nuxhall. On the south side of the park sculpture recalling Cincinnati's role as a river town is seen in the smoke stacks and paddle wheel.
Reproduction Creator: 
Mackaron, Erissa
Reproduction Creator Type: 
other
Reproduction Date: 
2003
Reproduction Date Type: 
creation
Reproduction Subject: 
bridges (built works)
Reproduction Subject: 
mosaics (visual works)
Reproduction Subject: 
skyscrapers
Reproduction Subject: 
baseball (field sport)
Reproduction View: 
View of mosaic
Reproduction View Type: 
close-up view
Reproduction View Subject: 
mosaics (visual works)
Reproduction Description: 
Close-up view of a mosaic work of art that displays baseball players, the Roebling Suspension Bridge, steam wheels and in the background Cincinnati's skyscrapers.
Reproduction Rights Statement: 
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