After gathering visual references, Marquis says, “from there, I block out the space — it’s a gray box, basically — and test it in VR to make sure it feels not too big, not too small. Then I start to texture it, make a brick wall, a damaged concrete wall. Add posters. Then I start adding details like chairs, punching bags, the ring. The lighting comes last, usually.” … [Read more...] about In the ‘Creed: Rise to Glory’ videogame, you can step inside these famed Philly boxing gyms
Posters for gym wall
Shortly after 5 p.m. on a recent afternoon, a parade of young boxers, some accompanied by their mothers and fathers, strolled through the heavy white metal door of the tiny gym on the first floor of the Park Hill Apartments on Staten Island. Immediately after opening the door, they are greeted by a 10-by-10 foot poster on the adjacent wall, hailing Marcus Browne as a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team. Browne has called this gym home since he first started boxing. It provides inspiration for all those who have aspirations of being the next Browne, who will be competing in the London Games in two weeks. Ron Antonelli/New York Daily News On the sidewalk outside the apartment building on Park Hill Ave., Teddy Atlas and Pat Russo are talking about Tray Franklin, a 20-year-old boxer involved in their “Cops & Kids” program from Brooklyn who wasn’t as fortunate as Browne. Not because he isn’t getting ready for London, but because his life was cut … [Read more...] about Teddy Atlas and Pat Russo won’t give up on New York City’s kids and boxing gyms without a fight
Gregg Doyel Indianapolis Star Published 7:00 AM EDT Sep 20, 2018 LAUREL, Ind.— The first time Joe Combes stood here, there was no here. Just gravel under his feet and sky over his head and a voice somewhere, a teacher at Laurel High School, saying: “This is where we’ll put the basketball gymnasium.” That was 1956. The things that happen, the dominoes that fall, one knocking over another until pretty soon the only thing propping up a small, historic Indiana town is a basketball gym – well, you just never know. Standing on that gravel in 1956, looking at a whole lot of nothing, Joe Combes didn’t know he’d be on the Laurel varsity the following year as a sophomore, didn’t know he’d start at guard, didn’t know he’d score a single basket against Springfield in the 1957-58 season opener, the first basket in the history of that new gym. Combes had no idea what was going to happen after that, how he’d stick … [Read more...] about Can the basketball gym of a long-closed high school save Laurel, Ind.?
There’s being creative. And then there’s going overboard. What’s going on at Southwest Plaza, a mall in Jefferson County, may be a bit of both. Construction is underway on a nearly 20,000-square-foot aquarium on the ground floor, a soft pretzel’s toss from the Dillard’s. When it opens later this spring, SeaQuest Littleton will let paying customers mingle with 1,200 sea creatures, including snorkeling in a tank of sharks and stingrays. Mall management hopes you’ll stop by the food court for a Chipotle burrito on your way in and maybe select a new summer look at H&M on your way out. “It’s not just retail anymore. You have to have a full experience,” Southwest Plaza general manager Greg Sims said of SeaQuest and other entertainment and experience-based businesses that have opened in the roughly 1 million-square-foot center’s walls in the past few years. “We’re trying to give people a reason to come … [Read more...] about Is Southwest Plaza a poster child for the changing face of the American mall?
HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. — Three voters at St. Andrews Church Tuesday complained to elections officials because there were anti-abortion posters on a wall. "I received one complaint personally and the secretary of state's office received two," Callaway County Clerk Denise Hubbard said. While Missouri law prohibits electioneering within 25 feet of a polling location, there were no abortion issues on Tuesday's ballots. The posters were on a wall of the church's gymnasium that was functioning as a polling place. About 900 people voted there on Tuesday. "I did not ask the church to take them down," Hubbard said. Secretary of State spokeswoman Maura Browning told the Fulton Sun the electioneering law only applies to candidates or issues that are on the ballot. Because there was no abortion-related question on the Callaway County or state ballot, the signs are not considered electioneering and did not have to be removed. Hubbard said she contacted the Secretary of State's office after … [Read more...] about Posters in church gym not ‘electioneering’