Talk:Pyramid Arena

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wonders program[edit]

there should be some information about the wonders program which makes the pyramid a part time museum. and perhaps a list of museum themes that have come to the pyramid. For example, Titanic artifacts, Chinese artifacts, etc. —This unsigned comment was added by Barcode (talkcontribs) .

Why was it replaced?[edit]

Missing from the article was why a 20,000+ arena, finished in 1991, would need to be replaced so soon (2004) by another arena (which is actually smaller). It would have been nice to know the story about why it was replaced, what was wrong with it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.18.240.197 (talk) 13:14, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Probably because no one really has a good answer on that . . . · jersyko talk 13:19, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

The NBA Grizzle wanted a new arena build just for them. They don't like hand me down arena. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.225.116.113 (talk) 01:11, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

That's basically correct, yes. When the Grizzlies moved to Memphis from Vancouver, part of the deal was that they build them a new arena, although I don't think that was actually on contract anywhere. More of an informal thing.
Also, the Pyramid was a pretty well botched project from the beginning. It had all sorts of lofty plans and ideas, virtually none of which actually made it into the final structure. They kept going over budget and had to keep cutting back everything they had planned and sold the plan to the city on. Then, when it was done, it had several issues such as crap sound quality and poor interior design. They fixed some of the issues with it, but in the end, it's still a pretty poor arena, even if it does look really neat.
And they built it in possibly the stupidest location possible. The idea was to revitalize downtown, so draw conventions and such, so they built it close to the convention center, but then they also built it where it's basically impossible to walk to, across the main streets and on the wrong side of the freeway ramps. Yeah, you can take the trolley over to it, but MATA trolley service sucks and anyway convention people don't want to spend half an hour shuttling around town just to get to the convention.
All in all, the Pyramid was badly planned, poorly located, horribly constructed, and just a total clusterf--- of massive proportions. The FedEx Forum is where they learned from their mistakes and did it right. It should not have been necessary to build, but it was. The only value the Pyramid really has is to give Memphis a unique skyline. -- Otto 14:27, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

How tall?[edit]

The article doesn't mention how tall the pyramid is in feet/meters. —This unsigned comment was added by 24.33.26.170 (talkcontribs) .

It does now (98 m). JeremyA 23:26, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

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