New York City, the New Host of the 2014 Winter Olympics
An emergency has occurred in Russia, and Sochi is unable to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.* As disruptive as this might be for athletes preparing for the Games, fortunately a group of speedy architects was able to recreate the Olympic courses in New York. The structures are certainly a sight to see, but space will be tight in the city over the next few weeks!
Here the New York Times visualizes some of the architects’ best work.
The Luge Winding Around Times Square
Speedskating Down Broadway
Check the New York Times for more visualizations of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Big Apple.
*This is not true. The Olympics are set to start as planned this Thursday, with the Opening Ceremony airing in the States Friday evening on NBC.
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