The front entrance of the College Football Hall of Fame Museum speaks and expels a level of uniqueness and amazement. I remember from my 15 minute walk to the location, the sudden “wow!” I exclaimed as the building first came into view. It not only looked architecturally stunning with its unique modern design it also had brought the whole area to life. The building was about 4 stories tall but when I went to visit around 2 pm the sun was shining right above the building illuminating the street and surrounding buildings.
I also enjoyed seeing people walking around wearing football jerseys even if some were NFL, not college football team jerseys. these jerseys also brought up trauma I retained after this years super bowl after my home state Georgia’s Atlanta Falcons finally entered the finals and choked with over a 20 point lead to the New England Patriots. I’m not a huge fan of college football but I appreciate the sport a lot and watch a game here and there, so there may be a slight exaggeration to how stunning the building maybe to others. The weather also felt very refreshing on this day with clear skies, bright sun but no glaring heat, it was a perfect day to visit. When I monitored and observed the front entrance and began marking details interesting things happened, I witnessed a car collision, 3 charter buses taking in a lot of people wearing matching yellow shirts and people tripping. The ticket booth close up look like nothing special but the scenery around it and how it was built into the football itself I found to be pretty cool. Overall while listening to music I thoroughly enjoyed myself just watching people get there tickets and head inside. It was relaxing.
The College Football Hall of Fame is located in front of the intersection between Park Ave West NW and Marietta St. In front of these streets lies the entrance and front building of the museum. The surrounding area smelled of industrial fumes from car exhaust to concrete and new plastic. Noise level was filled with car horns, engine pistons rotating and pedestrians walking; the clanking noise created from hard bottom shoes hitting concrete sidewalks. This new building opened in August 2014 (College Football Hall of Fame). It opened with the help of Coca Cola, AT&T, KIA, and Chick Fil A as founding partners. It currently draws numerous people from around the US to visit (Atlanta Fan Attraction).
The left wing of the building is shaped as a football in kick off position where the pointed ends face upwards towards the sky. The pointed ends of the egg shaped building are also cut off horizontally. This section of the building is covered with brown flat water resistant panels. Each Panel is 6 Feet tall and is slightly curved in order to create the scale of a giant football. The words “College Football Hall of Fame” is written on the upper section of the wing in white, balanced by 5 beams that interconnect to hold the letters up. Below these letters a square extensions extends from the building with 4 glass panels built in that allow sunlight to pass through.
Atlanta Fan Attraction. (n.d.). Retrieved February 13, 2017, from http://www.cfbhall.com/
College Football Hall of Fame. (2017, February 19). Retrieved February 13, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_Football_Hall_of_Fame