Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

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Re: Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

Postby Grammatron » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:05 pm

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Re: Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

Postby whitefork » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:52 pm

A bit of nostalgia from the old folks, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnjufR8GDcw
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Postby whitefork » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:38 pm

If it's good enough for Nelson, it's quite good enough for me.

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Re: Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

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Re: Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

Postby whitefork » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:50 pm

Hey Grammatron! LA is next in line. Enjoy your boondoggle.
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Postby Grammatron » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:45 pm

whitefork wrote:Hey Grammatron! LA is next in line. Enjoy your boondoggle.


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Re: Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:26 am

There's been a lot of acrimony here over the proposed new stadium for the 2020 Olympics.

The original design was selected but it came under a lot of criticism when the actual costs ballooned to over twice the original estimates.

I think proponents tend to lowball these things to get taxpayers to commit to them and then when the commitment has been made you find out what the real cost is going to be. "Oops, this thing is going to cost three times what we told you it would cost. Who could have known?"

Anyway, they recently decided to scrap that plan and start over.

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/japan-axes ... c-stadium/

Zaha Hadid’s controversial design for Japan’s 2020 Olympics is history. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pointed to the swelling cost—over $2 billion—as the reason his government would “start over from zero.”

Hadid has been under fire for her sprawling, bike-helmet-shaped stadium since 2013, when a group of Japanese architects and designers protested the proposal, saying that, at 3 million square feet, the 80,000-seater was “too big” for its surroundings. Acclaimed architect Toyo Ito and Pritzker Prize-winning Fumihiko Maki launched an online petition, imploring the government to stop construction. They have now fished their wish.

Hadid’s responses to all this criticism have been varied. In 2014, in a rare show of acquiescence, the architect modified the plans to include lighter and more cost-effective materials but not necessarily to downsize the structure. At the time, the Japan Sports Council had already sliced the budget for the stadium in half, from 300 billion yen (about $2.4 billion) to 169 billion yen (about $1.3 billion). Later in the year, Hadid slammed the Japanese architects protesting the stadium, suggesting that they were both sore losers and xenophobic in their stance against an Iraqi-British architect building in Japan.

The final nail in the coffin is unclear, but in a statement, Hadid’s firm denied that rising costs were to blame.
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Re: Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:26 am

http://www.theatlantic.com/internationa ... es/405673/

Los Angeles, Hamburg, Paris, Rome, and Budapest


And it looks like once again the boosters are making rosy projections based on made-up numbers:

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/c ... nsense.php
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Re: Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

Postby Doctor X » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:40 am

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Re: Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:55 am

As long as it's not Chicago, I am happy. :)
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