Fitting the Olympics into Tokyo

Edward Lifson talks to architect Tadao Ando about his work masterplanning Tokyo's bid for the 2016 Olympics.

Andao says, "I don't want to compare cities and say Tokyo is the best and we deserve the games. I will say that we are trying to make the most compact Olympics ever. Ninety percent of our facilities will be within an eight-kilometer radius. And part of my plan is to build a new forest in Tokyo Bay on top of a landfill. That is very symbolic to me. It's called Umi-no-mori (Forest-on-the-Sea). It'll fight climate change. A green corridor will bring wind from Umi-no-mori into Tokyo."

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