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Parc Olympique de Montréal

By Roger Taillibert

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Velodrome (now Biodome), aerial view from the tower, showing how the two scuppers meet; The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. These are the summer Olympic Games organized by the International Olympic Committee. Montreal was awarded the rights to the 1976 Games in May 1970 over the bids of Moscow and Los Angeles. The Olympic Stadium, a daring design of French architect Roger Taillibert, remains a lasting monument to the huge deficit, as it never had an effective retractable roof, and the tower was completed only after the Olympics. The Montreal games of 1976 are the most expensive Games ever organised to date. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 1/10/2008

Topics: architectural exteriors, recreation and games, festivals, Olympics, Modernist
Year: 1976
OAI identifier: oai:dome.mit.edu:1721.3/123316
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