Stadium Status

05.20.2011

ART & DESIGN

Building for the Olympics is a notoriously slow and expensive process: from Atlanta to Athens, Olympic construction usually suffers from a grossly inflated budget and no clear outline for how all those fancy stadiums will be used after that year’s athletic showing – not to mention the challenge of masterplanning, i.e. designing Olympic park thoroughfares to accommodate millions of generally hapless visitors in a matter of weeks. However, London – prepping for its international debut at the 2012 Olympic Games – is pretty much killing it. Two buildings have already been completed, ahead of schedule and under budget, including the main arena for the festivities designed by Populous to be the “world’s most environmentally friendly Olympic Stadium.” In honor of all this stadium awe, we’ve selected five other projects large and small to put you in the mood for cheering.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tshepom Tshepo Maubane

    better recognize damn it!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000818272167 Luis Muro

    That Dallas stadium is nice!

  • http://twitter.com/MrCToThaB Jelle Van Landuyt

    This one is massif

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501564716 Anita Moipone Makgetla

    kinda confused about the inclusion of the french one. maybe its just the choice of pictures but it definitely does not seem as epic as the others…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lola-Love-Combs/100001327746428 Lola Love Combs

    OMG<<IS THERE ANY PLACE<<ON THIS EARTH THAT<<THE JIGGA MAN HAS NOT BLESSED<>

  • Matela Lechesa

    Cape town stadium is just too sick. Doin’ it big for Africa. Epic shit!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719916649 Hilary Davis

    what compliments and adds to all of there impact is the backround that is the sky <3 the process of building anything is amazing!

  • Kgomotso Mokoena

    you seem to have left out “The Calabash” in Soweto, South Africa, but kudos for adding Cptn :-)

  • kimberli martin

    dope

  • Kolette Allen

    Thru the eyes of lens. Outstanding!

  • Anonymous

    I am going to build one of these;)

  • Anonymous

    I hear for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar, engineers are building reuseable stadiums…like ones that can be broken down and transported to other countries for subsequent World Cups.
    You should do an article on that and Doha in general; it’s an amazing city!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frederick-Oniorode-Moses-Osadjere/100000274764627 Frederick Oniorode Moses Osadj

    The velodrome, london and the stadium in Capetown are the standouts but whilst the others certainly are ok, i bet there are tens of outstanding stadia elsewhere around the globe. Nice effort though.
    Frederick Moses Osadjere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frederick-Oniorode-Moses-Osadjere/100000274764627 Frederick Oniorode Moses Osadj

    The velodrome, london and the stadium in Capetown are the standouts but whilst the others certainly are ok, i bet there are tens of outstanding stadia elsewhere around the globe. Nice effort though.
    Frederick Moses Osadjere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frederick-Oniorode-Moses-Osadjere/100000274764627 Frederick Oniorode Moses Osadj

    The velodrome, london and the stadium in Capetown are the standouts but whilst the others certainly are ok, i bet there are tens of outstanding stadia elsewhere around the globe. Nice effort though.
    Frederick Moses Osadjere.

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