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Anthony Howe

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  1. Zaha's design looks a little like a supercar by MacLaren or Koenigsegg or maybe the cars looks like her. If, in fact, this is the stadium design they are building.

    If they need a cauldron I got plenty of puss left over from where the last one came from. Gas flame options up the wazoo.

    Incredible satisfaction and joy to be a part of it all.

    Lotsa new flame options. Bud, you up for it? 


  2. There's a fantastic documentary on the production of the Ceremonies on the Olympic Channel: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/playback/viva/

    Unfortunately this content is not viewable in the USA and gives an error when the ubiquitous arrow is clicked.

    Does everyone else have this problem in the USA?

    Has NBC decided this content is not appropriate for US viewers?

    If so it's such an incredible shame since so many people, thousands really, gave freely of their energies and they deserve to be acknowledged.




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  3. It looks as though the "cauldron" has been removed from it's tracks and winched up higher next to the roof line. I like how it looks up there. I have asked Buddy if they ever let it spin.

     It will be used for the Paraolympics but in what capacity I do not know. I do know they only have twelve hours following a soccer game to get ready for the main closing ceremony. Thanks!

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  4. Time and a place for everything. Fernando and Daniela and Andrucha, the creative directors, had a grand concept in their minds for the ceremony. It would not be appropriate for me to push an agenda that was not aligned with theirs, no matter how good the design. So I was very happy to be able to supply them with something they liked.Thanks!


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  5. 2 hours ago, paul said:

    This must have been an incredible experience for you to be asked to design the Olympic cauldron. Congratulations on your achievement. We like to pick everything Olympic apart to view the guts and debate it's concept and measure it to what came before and what was promised. The sculptures are unique, and it sounds like a miracle was done in delivering the project on a strict schedule (that's life right). You and Buddy and the team are a part of history.

    In a video we saw of the making of the sculpture there were a couple other concept graphics that showed the sculpture positioned flat, that looked fantastic...any personal thought you can share on those concepts? I guess vertically it represents the sun better but those images of the flat sculpture dancing around the base of the flame looked amazing.

    Hope you will pop in again, cheers.

    The first things I designed for them were all horizontal. But incorporating the gas aspects were deemed to be too problematic. Blackening of the parts, etc. I even made a prototype. And they also wanted to minimize the usage of fossil fuels. Fernando settled on a more radical design until he went to the Geneva Global warming conference and then moved to the sun concept. Thanks!

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