Wednesday, November 07, 2007

London and Chicago Olympic Stadiums - Separated at Birth?






































































London







Chicago

Olympic size














80,000 seats







80,000 seats
Post-Olympic size















25,000 seat stadium







5,000 seat amphitheatre
Mayoral Hyperbole















" . . . the best stadium ever constructed anywhere on the planet.” - Ken Livingstone







". . . will create an urban legacy that will outlive the end of the Olympic Games" - Richard M. Daley
Original Cost Estimate















£280,000,000 ($590,000,000) (2004)







$300,000,000 (September, 2006)
Latest Cost Estimate















£496,000,000 ($1,044,000,000) (November, 2007)








$366,000,000

(June, 2007)
Initial Reaction to Revised Design















"a bowl of blancmange"







still awaiting first revision

2 comments:

monitor said...

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/architecture_and_design/article2824547.ece

good critique of london stadium, shame that the FOA scheme was "used/unused"

Anonymous said...

they dont really look that similar to me all stadiums kind of look the same the way all cars kind of look the same. The chicago one clearly has a hair flip