The San Siro Stadium is considered one of the shrines of international football. It was built in 1926, enlarged in 1956, and virtually rebuilt for the 1990 World Cup. The San Siro Stadium was inaugurated on the 19th September 1926. Built as a gift to AC Milan by Piero Pirelli, the construction work took only around 13 months. The stadium hosted four stands with a total capacity of 10,000 spectators. In 1939, the stands were reconstructed to the perimeter structure as we know them today. Thus the capacity of the stadium was increased to 55,000 spectators. In 1989 the stadium was again restructured. The enlargement works for the World Cup included a third ring of the upper bowl, supported by eleven stair towers on three of the four open sides of the structure. A fibreglass roof was also constructed to allow the spectators to comfortably watch their favourite team even in rainy conditions.
Conceived exclusively for football, the stadium consists of a double bowl of terraces with superimposed access ramps that wind round it completely. The four corner towers, like the ones containing lifts and facilities, support a powerful covering of steel and transparent polycarbonate, allowing a total protection of the terraces. The dimension of the pitch is 105x68 metres. The capacity is 85.700 all-seated.
Here a full image of stadium
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pezb (166) 2004-11-12 11:01
You could be mistken for thinking this was a close up of a zebra hide!
Cool, well done
Cool-ice (5289) 2004-11-12 11:02
What a graphism you made with this one !
No critic here for me, it's just excellent.
Maybe still stronger in B&W.
dom_inik_m (1717) 2004-11-12 11:18
Really awesome! The way all these circular lines (and a few oblique ones, for a change) interconnect is quite eye-catching. But I can't help wondering how the shot'd look like with more intense colors and sunlight... Next summer, maybe?
Nevertheless, it would be a nice addition to the Exploring shapes and colours theme, if you wish to add it. ;-)
Aegean (2571) 2004-11-12 11:23
Amazing graphic composition with almost B&W tones. The perspective is very dynamic and the tight framing very dynamic with all those curves and lines create a very pleasant effect!
Bernard (226) 2004-11-12 11:41
Great shapes & composition, there is so many combo of stripe patterns in this photo. I never get bored looking at it, good photo!
khmelins (960) 2004-11-12 11:49
Very nice compo with all those curves and the straight definition in the middle of the picture. Sharp details.
I don't reallt get it but when i look at it i feel it falling to the right..
pione (2031) 2004-11-12 11:57
Uh! Fai concorrenza ai più grandi fotografi di architettura di estrazione geometrico-minimalista!!
Immagine ottimamente calibrata dai chiari agli scuri!!
La passione sarà per una delle squadrette che giocano in casa in questo stadiolo?
RGatward (20062) 2004-11-12 11:58
Nicely done graphic shot, well seen and realised in B&W.
billabongx (1585) 2004-11-12 12:02
Interista o milanista ? non si dice!! bella foto, che ricordi....bella!
Hanssie (10465) 2004-11-12 14:55
Nice seen, great lines and shapes here !
Good shot with a great sharpness, Gae !
tucancr (24) 2004-11-12 15:00
Great architectural picture. I like the pattern and perspective. Looks very well in B & W.
colinbrenchley (6431) 2004-11-12 15:39
Good graphic architecture shot with the colour reduced to monochrome tone. It is only a small adjustment to have taken this with B&W film then I think the impact would have been even better than this good shot.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-11-12 16:16
An admirable playing with all kind of lines in a great graphism format,very well done,excellent in point of contrast,nicely composed,and glad you posted it in B&W ,very strong in this medium,Gae,I like it a lot.
avigur_11 (22087) 2004-11-12 16:19
Wonderful composition and a special view of this famous stadium. a very graphic image, although it's color there are only black/white/gray huues here. Wonderful shot, Gae.
pamastro (7290) 2004-11-12 19:30
Excellent capture of the lines of San Siro. This is a really impressive play of those curves and lines of the stadium, ranked as one of the best in Europe to see a match. Everything flows beautifully in the lines from ramp to ramp. Very nicely executed! Excellent job! The almost black and white is excellent here. Even more so since I am a Juventino so we are bringing the black and white to Inter and Milan. ; )
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2004-11-13 10:38
Great graphic, sharp and good POV :)
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-11-13 18:06
great patterns here and I like the almost b/w shot, well done
fredon (5052) 2004-11-14 10:54
Great eye! Wonderful black & white design and curves.
Carma (2440) 2004-11-14 14:28
For a long time I didn't see so great grafic photo. You use teh lines and the angles of them on the best way. All my compliments!
ale (1819) 2004-11-16 3:17
Molto bella anche questa ripresa del nostro mitico stadio, non è facile rendere giustizia all'architettura in questione, bravo pov molto interessante!
Benedetto (437) 2004-11-18 8:05
Un capolavoro Gae.!!!!!
Il mitico stadio San Siro, ottime geometrie e magnifica inquadratura.
jmdaoudal (82) 2004-11-19 4:21
All compliments, this is a great architecture composition.
Framing is OK, colors and sharpness OK, every thing is very well done.
I like it
Jeppe (18654) 2004-11-19 15:12
A great work Gae - I like the fine lines which gives us the idea of the big dimensions of this stadium - thanks for sharing this view and the fine note to explain.
joseelias (0) 2004-11-24 9:18
Very nice architectural photo. The way all the curve lines mix togheter and interact is excelent. I think a BW version would be even better as it would put more emphasis in the shapes and volumes.
jasmis (57906) 2004-11-29 7:58
Abstraciotnal or rather op-art. Great view on modern architecture. Bravo.
valemeco (275) 2004-12-16 12:13
WOW what a great photo
it looks like one of those gelati dell'algida in the summer , i cant remember what its called, but it looks just like that
jinju (14265) 2005-10-08 3:38
yeah, I know what you mean. The curving lines are great arent they? Great shot mate
swiatopelk777 (0) 2008-01-20 12:17
Hi! Original shot. Good picture.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-04-25 2:34
senn (26) 2013-08-19 0:12
sublime graphic tones presenting like motives .. great capture here
- Copyright: Gae La Rocca (Zanni) (6108)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-5060
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): To the Point of Abstraction, Exploring Shapes & Colours, Milano, hooooooo, Football Stadiums [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-12 10:55
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