Fitting the Olympics into Tokyo

Edward Lifson talks to architect Tadao Ando about his work masterplanning Tokyo's bid for the 2016 Olympics.
September 8, 2009, 8am PDT | Tim Halbur
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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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Published on Friday, September 4, 2009 in The Architect's Journal
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