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That "Concept Plan" is really old. The layout is totally different now.
Here is the plan for the amphitheater:
This elevation looks like the very first ones I did in Google Sketch-Up when I was learning to use it.
http://www.anr.state.vt.us/imaging/...-20-14 Jay Amphitheater - South Elevation.pdf
http://www.anr.state.vt.us/imaging/...ateside Amphitheater Area Map - 2014 0620.pdf
Here is the most recent (2013) Master Plan that has a more accurate layout of the Stateside buildings.
http://www.anr.state.vt.us/imaging/...hibit P43 - Concept Master Plan Version 5.pdf
This one shows it a lot more like I envisioned it. What they are currently building (based on the concrete slabs I saw last week-end) does not fit the definition of an amphitheater at all.
See 2d or 3 below
Definition according to Merriam-Webster
1 : an oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats ranged about an open space and used in ancient Rome especially for contests and spectacles
a : a very large auditorium
b : a room with a gallery from which doctors and students may observe surgical operations
c : a rising gallery in a modern theater
d : a flat or gently sloping area surrounded by abrupt slopes
3 : a place of public entertainment (as for games or concerts)
[COLOR=#878787 !important]noun: amphitheatre; plural noun: amphitheatres; noun: amphitheater; plural noun:amphitheaters[/COLOR]
- (especially in Greek and Roman architecture) a round or oval building, typically unroofed, with a central space for the presentation of dramatic or sporting events. Tiers of seats for spectators surround the central space.
- a sloping, semicircular seating gallery.
[COLOR=#878787 !important]"I was permitted to attend a lecture in the amphitheater of the hospital"[/COLOR]
- a large circular hollow in rocks or hills.
[COLOR=#878787 !important]"that vast amphitheater chiseled out of the mountain"[/COLOR]
To me it is more like a pavilion. Anyhow, it is pretty sad that we are actually discussing this.