Sir Rols Posted March 11, 2022 Report Share Posted March 11, 2022 5 hours ago, Olympics2028 said: If I were a Tokyo resident and fan of the Olympics, I'd be really ticked off at how the 2020 OOC ripped down a big part of the legacy of the 1964 games (the National Stadium and its cauldron) and apparently weren't necessarily going to pull off a repeat of what historians/writers have described as a dignified, honorable event over 50 years ago. The old National Stadium was showing its age and was really not suited for major events in the 21st century. It could only seat 48,000 people, the large bulk of them uncovered, and its amenities were not up to snuff for current needs. It was already ruled unsuitable for the 2002 World Cup - hence the final was held in Yokohama and no matches were held in Tokyo at all because of it. It was way overdue a major renovation or rebuild. Rebuild was chosen, and the design chosen (after an original Zaha Hadid was rejected) ended up as a tasteful Woden structure with lots of greenery. I’d say they ended up with a pretty good asset for their capital city. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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