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Is that normal to have so much wasted space in a tennis court arena?

Not huge fan of tennis, but it seems the space is similar to big arenas around the planet...

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Colorful and vibrant . The most beautiful stadium of the Games .
Colorful and vibrant . The most beautiful stadium of Colorful and vibrant :)
The most beautiful stadium of the Games.

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Nice to see construction is going along well. By the looks of it these will be quite telegenic games.

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...the most amazing (definitely not polluted) parking lot in the history of the Olympic Games, a parking lot so important and significant that the worlds athletes and spectators will stand in awe of the brilliance and innovation and power of the most significant step forward in parking lots all the world round.........or something like that I'm sure.

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I've completely lost track of the design changes to the Park. What's the big bare patch at centre left going to become?

Sponsor and hospitality pavillons area

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You think? Someone on skyscrapercity posted some comparison pics of London in Autumn 2011 and Rio now and the differences weren't that huge. I think Rio has sped things up since this time last year when the IOC was making critical noises. I'm not worried.

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You think? Someone on skyscrapercity posted some comparison pics of London in Autumn 2011 and Rio now and the differences weren't that huge. I think Rio had sped things up since this time last year when the IOC was making critical noises. I'm not worried.

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Exactly.

I think the internal fit out is probably behind where London was (I mean, they've only just put the roof on that velodrome), but it looks like the big structures are now up, and any huge gaps are for temporary structures, (as was the case for London at this stage too.)

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Exactly.

I think the internal fit out is probably behind where London was (I mean, they've only just put the roof on that velodrome), but it looks like the big structures are now up, and any huge gaps are for temporary structures, (as was the case for London at this stage too.)

And to be fair, Rio now has the summer months coming up. It's not as though they'll struggle to build in a cold, snowy winter.

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Another part of it is because Rio's park doesn't have the green and the park aspect that London did, it gives off the illusion that it's less complete.

If the renders are to be believed, there's a lot of greenery still to arrive in the Barra park- which is fair enough, as London did basically the same.

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here is city halls version Rio 2016 Barra Olympic Park 92 Percent Complete

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro City Hall, which is overseeing the construction work of the venues for the 2016 Olympic Games, has announced that the Barra Olympic Park is 92 percent ready. In Deodoro, the next largest Games site, some arenas are finished and the canoe slalom is 98 percent built.

A total of sixteen new venues are being constructed for the Olympic and Paralympic Games which will take place next August and September.

Nine sport sites at the Olympic Park in Barra, the “heart of the Games”, have reached a ninety percent completion rate or more. They include three Carioca Arenas, the Main Press Centre, International Broadcast Centre, Futuro Arena and the Aquatic Stadium.

In Deodoro, in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), the BMX and Mountain Bike tracks are finished and have already held Aquece Rio test events on the courses.

Figures from mid-October show construction of the Olympic Hotel (84 percent complete), Velodrome (seventy percent complete) and the Tennis Centre (eighty percent complete), which are all in Barra, going at a slower rate. The Youth Arena in Deodoro was also only 68 percent finished.

In Brasília, there are doubts over whether the Mané Garrincha National Stadium, which was built especially for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, will be able to afford to host some of the Olympic football games. The cash-strapped capital is struggling to bear the cost of the country’s most expensive stadium.

A number of test events are scheduled for the end of the year, beginning with boccia, table tennis, badminton and boxing to all be played at Rio Centro Pavilion 4; hockey at the Olympic Hockey Centre; canoe slalom at the Whitewater stadium and tennis at Olympic Tennis Centre. The tennis competition will be the first to take place in the Barra Olympic Park.

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Rio 2016 receives keys to International Broadcast Centre in Barra Olympic Park Giant building from where images of Olympic and Paralympic Games will be transmitted was one of the most complex construction projects, says city mayor
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Nuzman (left) received the keys from Paes (right), who was accompanied by Pezão (centre) (Photo: Rio 2016/Alex Ferro)

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee took control of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) – the building from which images of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be transmitted – on Sunday (8 November). In a ceremony at Barra Olympic Park, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes handed over the keys on behalf of the city government, which was responsible for the construction, to Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman.

“We are very pleased to fulfil this stage,” said Nuzman. “This is perhaps one of the most complex constructions in the history of the Games. From here, nearly 6,000 hours of images will be transmitted across the world, that will reach five billion TV viewers.”

Paes confirmed that the IBC project was one of the most challenging to deliver for the Games. “I have to admit that this was bigger and more difficult than any of the competition venues,” he said. Rio state governor Luiz Fernando Pezão said that the IBC and other Games-related construction projects were developing the Brazilian workforce. “Everybody is benefiting from these works,” he said.

New images show key venues for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking shape

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The IBC is located in the Barra Olympic Park (Photo: Rio 2016/Alex Ferro)

The IBC, which was funded by a public-private partnership (PPP), will be converted into a commercial workplace after the Games. The city government said the private sector invested R$300 million (US$78 million) in the IBC.

The IBC comprises two buildings: the main building and the IBC offices, which will house Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), the organisation responsible for delivering the pictures and sounds of the Olympic Games. Together, the two buildings occupy a total area of nearly 80,000m². The main building features 12 studios, each of approximately 5,000m².

The construction process was more complicated than for a standard building because of the inherent requirements of creating a building for major large-scale broadcasting. For example, as well as being strong enough to support all the equipment, it had to be resistant to high temperatures and feature the sound-proofing necessary for high-quality broadcasting.

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The IBC will have 12 studios, each of about 5,000m² (Photo: Rio 2016/Alex Ferro)

Rio 2016’s deputy CEO Leonardo Gryner said the IBC would be ready for the broadcasters after two more phases of work. “The first, which is our responsibility, is to install a winch that will support the lighting, speakers and cabling. We have to provide all the telecommunications routing, air conditioning, electrical supply and fire detection equipment.”

Gryner said the second phase would involve OBS installing their technical equipment and the construction of the studios for the broadcasters who will work in the IBC. “This building will be ready for the broadcasters to use on 5 July,” he said.

THE IBC IN NUMBERS
  • Start of construction: October 2013
  • End of construction: November 2015
  • Total area of IBC main building and IBC offices: 79,000m²
  • Total area of IBC main building: 68,000m²
  • Total area of roof: 32,000m²
  • Daily capacity during the Games: 10,000 people
  • Height: 21m (first floor 12m, second floor 8m)
  • 12 studios of approximately 5,000m²
  • 1,215 metal stakes in the foundations
  • Total concrete used: 20,000m³
  • 49 bathrooms (16 accessible for people with a disability)
  • 500 people worked on the construction
  • Stairways: 12 internal, 14 external
  • Elevators: 13 (9 for equipment, 4 for people)
Source: Rio City Government

Rio2016

http://www.rio2016.com/en/news/rio-2016-receives-keys-to-international-broadcast-centre-in-barra-olympic-park

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Only 12 studios?

I presume that's 12 studio spaces, capable of being subdivided- 5,000 square metres per studio would fit a couple of five-a-side pitches and a long-jump venue.

Sorry, make that at least 3 five-a-side pitches!

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I presume that's 12 studio spaces, capable of being subdivided- 5,000 square metres per studio would fit a couple of five-a-side pitches and a long-jump venue.

Sorry, make that at least 3 five-a-side pitches!

Ah, fair enough. Not to mention that NBC, the Beeb and the host broadcaster usually like to station themselves somewhere else with a nice view. Edited by ofan

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