The Sacramento Kings unveiled final drawings of their planned $448 million downtown arena Monday, depicting a see-through building they say captures what is quintessentially Sacramento, without looking quite like anything else that has been built here.

Following their vow to create an indoor-outdoor building that does justice to Sacramento’s warm climate, team architects gave the arena a half-block-long front entry dominated by five glass aircraft hangar doors that can fold upward to create a five-story opening, allowing people in the arena plaza and even motorists on nearby J Street to see directly into the facility...

... Arena project manager Tim Romani of ICON Venue Group will display the designs publicly today at the Downtown Sacramento Partnership “State of the Downtown” breakfast. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson also will speak.

Romani said the team plans to begin demolition of much of Downtown Plaza in June. Construction on the arena would start in fall.

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