Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Olympic Stadium of Montreal

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Olympic Stadium of Montreal at night.[edit]

Original
Alternate
Reason
Taken from Commons FPC, very beautiful picture.
Proposed caption
The Olympic Stadium in Montreal, built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics, is a 56,040-seat multipurpose facility. It is the fomer home of the Montreal Expos and is currently an alternate host to the CFL Montreal Alouettes. The building has been wrought with problems since its conception. It was not completed in time for the 1976 Olympics and finished over budget. In 1986 a large piece of the building fell during a MLB baseball game. In 1999 a large piece of the roof caved in on workers preparing for the Montreal Auto Show, causing the show to find a new venue. The stadium is now closed for four months every winter as the fire marshal has concerns about the roof being unable to support snow loads.
Articles this image appears in
Olympic Stadium (Montreal)
Creator
User:Acarpentier
  • Support as nominator Cacophony 23:46, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support either but prefer alt, because it shows more of the rear of the stadium rather than two symmetrical halves of the front.--HereToHelp 00:04, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support original per nom.--Mbz1 00:33, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Alt per HereToHelp (the original is also very good but I find the alternative better). – sgeureka t•c 00:40, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support original Thanks for nominating Cacophony, Hi Mbz1. I didnt know this place exist like in commons ;) Acarpentier 00:48, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Hi, Acarpentier. Welcome!--Mbz1 01:12, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support alternate because it gives a better sense of being a building. The original doesn't have any sense of scale --ffroth 02:03, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support alternate per HereToHelp Muhammad Mahdi Karim 05:39, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support both, i like the lines and composition of the original, but the alternative is slightly more encyclopaedic, showing more of the building. --Aqwis 08:13, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support alternative what a very odd looking building --Hadseys (talkcontribs) 19:58, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Alternate very interesting picture, makes me want to find out more Tenio 22:26, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support alternative per Hadseys. The picture arouses my curiosity. H92110 (talk) 02:38, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Alt. I think this also serves as a reminder to people that building FPs don't have to be Diliff size, resolution and quality to be featureworthy. --jjron (talk) 09:34, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Alt Per above lovely light and sharpness --Fir0002 11:35, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Support alternative, fantastic shot! That said, neither of these pictures (nor any of the pictures on the article page, for that matter) get to the heart of what this building really looks like. If you have access to it, I'd like to see the exact same shot taken from a different location / angle. See how dramatic this structure can be? Biodome de Montreal.jpg. In any case, I do think both of these pictures are brilliant, and I support them completely, but if you ever decide to snap a better angle, I'd definitely support the replacement. tiZom(2¢) 16:47, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Promoted Image:Le Stade Olympique de Montréal Nuit Arriere-Gauche.jpg MER-C 04:02, 22 November 2007 (UTC)