Athens' Massive 2004 Olympics Construction Challenge

Can Athens pull things together before the start of the 2004 Olympics?
May 5, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The city is still a giant building site as many projects for this summer's games, including the stadium's crowning glory, remain uncompleted... Other ambitious plans have bitten the dust, had to be cut back or are not yet complete. A scheme for a series of dramatic pedestrian bridges has been abandoned for reasons of cost, and the ambitious integrated transport system of trains, metro and trams will not be quite as integrated as hoped. The light rail system linking the airport to the metro, and so to the city, is not yet working, though hopes are high that it will be ready in time."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in The Daily Telegraph
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