We’re just over 48 hours from kickoff, and if this picture from the NFL Super Bowl blog is any indication, Indianapolis is ready for Super Bowl XLVI:
As we discussed earlier in the week, the HOK-designed Indianapolis International Airport is getting rave reviews from some of the 40,000+ extra passengers flying through it this week. We’re thrilled to hear about how Indianapolis leaders are using the Super Bowl as an opportunity to transform the city, and we’re especially excited that the HOK-designed JW Marriott Indianapolis is the official media headquarters for Super Bowl XLVI.
Here’s what it looks like in the off-season:
In the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee‘s video tour of the hotel, JW Marriott’s Cory Chambers credits the airport, JW Marriott and other major projects with creating “this amazingly compelling story above and beyond any other city in the country right now.”
“When you add it all up, it’s about $3 billion worth of investment,” Chambers said, ”and the JW is the bookend, or the last phase, of that reinvention of the city.”
The hotel facility – the largest JW Marriott in the world – is connected to Lucas Oil Stadium and has the capacity to host all media operations under one roof. Fans can scout out celebrities in the media HQ’s “Radio Row,” where an estimated 5,000 media workers have set up shop to broadcast Super Bowl news to the world.