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DTLA's Farmers Field Gets a New Design (And We Still Don't Have an NFL Team)

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Things are moving ahead for the proposed NFL stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, and today the firm commissioned to design Farmers Field revealed their official design. Gensler's current design (the initial one was the entry into the design bid competition) is characterized as being "light and airy" with "flight-like" attributes, according to Blogdowntown.

Replacing Gensler's original design, which included a retractable roof, is a stadium built on the concept of transparent or open spaces with a "deployable" roof. They're exploring the idea of "temporary roofs that could be lifted into place when needed, but disassembled and stored at all other times" such as one "created out of inflated air chambers."

So while we have a new vision for the stadium-to-be, we're still missing one key element that was part of letting the Farmers Field deal get done: A National Football League team to call the stadium home. Sigh.