Lord David Posted December 18, 2012 Report Share Posted December 18, 2012 Undeclared or uninterested? Sure, architects can do anything -- for a price. And therein lies the rub. Why spend exorbitant sums of money for a 2-week sports festival? Which makes Lake Placid and the Tri-Lakes region a good choice. The Tri-Lakes could use another ski resort to supplement the existing Whiteface Mountain and Big Tupper Ski areas. Any new arenas would be either permanent or temporary, which in the case of temporary would be moved to other nearby major communities/cities. The arenas should ideally be less than the 7,700 seater Herb Brooks Arena, allowing Ice Hockey to be king, whilst keeping a sense of smaller scaled games. You're not trying to be the biggest in everything, so keep indoor venue sizes at the least smaller than IOC guidelines. Outdoor venues will be closer to IOC capacities. You have the Ski Jumps, Biathlon/Cross-Country course, Freestyle skiing aerials and sliding center already there. The Main Press Center could be the High School again, perhaps expanded to 5 storeys, with a new gym. International Broadcast Center would be a temporary facility, meeting the demands of the world's media. The region could use some transport upgrades as well. Perhaps the Adirondack Regional Airport could become a full domestic airport, with a new terminal serving it and other ammenities. No white elephants, small scaled games, sustainable games. Gotta love that bid logo! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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