Friday, February 12, 2016

The NFL’s New York Headquarters

 
Here’s some non-Packers specific material that we thought might be of interest to some of you. If you’ve ever wondered what the NFL’s New York headquarters looks like, keep on reading. From the company who designed it:

In 2012, Ted Moudis Associates (TMA) teamed up with the NFL to create a new headquarters for the organization at 345 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. “One of the NFL’s most important goals for the project was to carry its strong brand identity throughout the design. Our team worked closely with the NFL’s Creative Group to develop a design that celebrated the NFL Brand while providing the organization with an amazing workplace.

The program included general office space, conferencing facilities including a League Room for owners’ meetings, an employee cafeteria with full cooking kitchen, an interconnecting stair between the four main office floors, a multipurpose room that supports both medium and large scale functions, a fitness center with locker and shower facilities, and an employee store. Each of the organization’s floors is a representation of one of the “Four Pillars” of the NFL: The Game, The Teams, The Fans, and Innovation. The architectural finishes, furnishings, and graphics change on each of these floors to emphasize the floor’s theme. The heart of the organization can be found at the center of the 5th floor, where the Officiating Command Center is located. There are also two outdoor terraces on the 6th floor; one adjacent to the main reception area and the other as an extension of the employee cafeteria.

The TMA Design team prepared test fit studies that helped the NFL understand how different planning approaches could affect the overall efficiency of the floor plan as well as the quality of the spatial design. With these plans, TMA was able to help the NFL establish new standards that provided them with a flexible plan that allows them to continue to change and grow over time. By bringing the majority of the offices to the interior and maintaining collaborative zones at the corners of each floor, TMA was able to maximize the amount of natural light that reaches the workplace.

In order to represent the power and energy of the game, the regular, orthogonal nature of the plan is juxtaposed with architectural elements that cut through the space in dynamic and angular fashion. These angular elements include the ceiling planes, accent metal and carpet inlays in the floor, and continuous linear light features that also provide an element of way-finding. Throughout the space, TMA integrated collaborative zones that support daily employee interactions as well as provide an opportunity to highlight different elements and products that make up the NFL.”
















The NFL’s building at 345 Park Avenue, New York. Besides the NFL, other tenants include The Blackstone Group, Consulate General of Ireland, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Capital Trust, Deutsche Bank, Enterprise Ireland, KPMG, and Piper Jaffray.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Super Bowl Halftimes

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Have you ever found yourself sitting around with a group of people, trying to remember what the halftime show was during each of the Packers’ five Super Bowl appearances? Well, this blog post is for you. Here now, starting with the graphic above is a breakdown of each entertainment spectacular.

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SUPER BOWL XLV

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Super Bowl XLV — As Seen By the Media

 
Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews answers a question during media day for Super Bowl XLV on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Green Bay Packers' Matt Flynn (10) and Aaron Rodgers pose for a picture during media day for Super Bowl XLV on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Green Bay Packers' Tom Crabtree, left, looks around Cowboys Stadium during media day for Super Bowl XLV Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Green Bay Packers' players, stretch prior to their practice on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. Green Bay will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL football Super Bowl XLV Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Green Bay Packers' Matt Wilhelm runs through drills during practice on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. Green Bay will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL football Super Bowl XLV Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Skyler New, right, throws snow on his mother, Ann New, of Tampa, Fla. while playing outside the NFL football Super Bowl XLV Media Center in Dallas, Texas on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Firefighters tethered by safety ropes use a water hose to knock down ice and snow from the roof of Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Lea Michele of the hit show 'Glee' sings 'God Bless America' before the start of Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before before the start of Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Black Eyed Peas featuring Fergie, left, apl.de.ap., will.i.am, and Taboo, right, perform during the Super Bowl XLV halftime on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

A view of Cowboys Stadium before the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown, left, runs past Green Bay Packers' Atari Bigby during the first half of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown, right, is chased by Green Bay Packers' Mason Crosby (2), Nick Collins, left, and Atari Bigby (20), during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Green Bay Packers' Nick Collins (36) celebrates with teammate Clay Matthews (52) after returning an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Green Bay Packers' Chad Clifton, left, tucks in the shoulder pads of teammate Aaron Rodgers during the first half of Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson, left, catches a touchdown pass in front of Pittsburgh Steelers' William Gay (22), during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Green Bay Packers' Brandon Jackson runs up field during the first half of Super Bowl XLV against Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson (87) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12), during the first half of Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews tackles Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger, during the first half of the Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Krupa)

Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Wallace (17) is tackled by Green Bay Packers' Nick Collins (36) during the first half of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pittsburgh Steelers' Emmanuel Sanders, is tackled by Green Bay Packers' Tramon Williams, rear, after making a reception during the first half of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Green Bay Packers' Charlie Peprah tackles Pittsburgh Steelers' Hines Ward during the first half of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Krupa)

Pittsburgh Steelers' Hines Ward (86) makes a catch in front of Green Bay Packers' Desmond Bishop (55) and Nick Collins (36), during the first half of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Green Bay Packers' Charles Woodson (21) defends on a pass intended for Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Wallace, during the first half of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The pass fell incomplete. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson (87) tries to avoid a tackle by Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark (25) during the second half of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Krupa)

Jordy Nelson (87) of the Green Bay Packers is pushed out of bounds by Lawrence Timmons (94) of the Pittsburgh Steelers, during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers' Rashard Mendenhall, left, runs to score a touchdown as he is defended by Green Bay Packers' Pat Lee during the second half of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger (7) and Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews collide while chasing a loose ball during the second half of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Krupa)

Green Bay Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy is dunked with Gatorade by T.J. Lang after their 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Green Bay Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy, right, is congratulated by Pittsburgh Steelers' head coach, Mike Tomlin, after the Packers' 31-25 win in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Pittsburgh Steelers' Hines Ward sits on the bench in the closing moments of the Steelers' 31-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Green Bay Packers' Bryan Bulaga celebrates after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers (12) receives a hug from a teammate following their 31-25 Super Bowl XLV win against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Green Bay Packers' Matt Wilhelm celebrates with his daughter, Tianna, after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)