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Old May 11th, 2008, 06:27 AM   #4481
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Chicago! Baby!!! Hope Seattle is next after Chicago host 2016 Olympic Games.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:48 PM   #4482
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If i were a betting man i would have my money on Chicago or Rio

I really don't think the others stand a chance
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Old May 14th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #4483
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If i were a betting man i would have my money on Chicago or Rio

I really don't think the others stand a chance
The fight is really going to be between Chicago and Tokyo. There is serious doubt that Rio may even make the shortlist. We will know after June 6.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #4484
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Remember that the ones who decide after all are the IOC members capable to vote. And there is background which says that they are pretty unpredictable!

The elections of Atlanta, SLC, London and Sochi were controversial for many factors. And remember that Toyo and Madrid are eclipsed by Beijing and London.

In the other hand, many voters are from Latin America, Africa and Asia who fully support the idea of "new frontiers". I don't think that voters from Middle East would support Chicago, and if Rio can make the shortlist, they may support them, above all when Toyo is in the race and Doha and Baku certainly are also in Asia, so their chances are bigger if Tokyo is out in 2016. Otherwise it could happen the same like Prague and Madrid. And both of then are conscient that it is pointless to bid for 2016 when London is just preceeding.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #4485
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The fight is really going to be between Chicago and Tokyo. There is serious doubt that Rio may even make the shortlist. We will know after June 6.
According to whom? Sources?
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #4486
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According to whom? Sources?

See Mo Rush's post #173 above.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #4487
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BAKU 2016 - Sport venues

Baku 2016 Bid Committee presents architectural designs for sport venue.

The internationally acclaimed planning and architectural practice AS&P – Albert Speer und Partner GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) – is currently engaged in defining and expanding on the Venue Concept presented in the Baku 2016 Bid Book. The main objective is to validate a sustainable and exemplary ecological planning concept. This relates not only to the remediation of seriously contaminated areas (e.g. the former Bibi-Heybat oilfield), but also the integration of ecological components into the architecture of the sports facilities. A pre-eminent role is played therein by factors such as energy saving and the employment of sustainable materials. It also includes the development of an architectural language appropriate to the staging of future major international sporting events.
At this stage of work the progressive development of the Venue Concept is a pivotal task. The possibility of timely implementation independent of the current Olympic Bid is being investigated for a number of sports venues. Initially the spotlight is focused on the design and construction of an Olympic-sized Aquatic Centre and Multifunctional Gymnastics Complex. The funds required for planning and realising these two venues have been set aside in the national sports facilities development budget. For this important planning assignment, AS&P can draw on its extensive international expertise in the master planning of mega events and the design and construction of sports facilities.
The Olympic Park, comprising 11 sports facilities, will be located on the former Bibi Heybat oilfield site. The artificial landfill created for crude oil exploitation will be transformed into spacious urban parkland with the Competition Venues embedded in the newly modelled terrain. The National Aquatics Centre and the Gymnastics Complex will be situated at Azizbekov roundabout at the northern entrance to Baku city centre, adjacent to the Azizbekov metro station. A 40-storey hotel tower will occupy the corner plot and landmark this Olympic Venue.
The predominant architectural motive will be a floral pattern developed from the famous, traditional Azeri carpet design. The attractive ornament will be duplicated and applied to the plantings of landscaped areas, pavements of plazas and boulevards and the facades and roofs of the sport facilities. In all, the pattern will create a calmness and continuity of design that embraces all venue ensembles.
The venue construction costs for the Olympic Park and the Azizbekov Complex add up to an estimated US$ 630 million.

For picutres, please click on: Sport venues of Baku 2016
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Old May 29th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #4488
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'Albert Speer'. Couldn't be the same old Third Reich's architect one of Adolf Hitler's more famous sidekicks? I thought he was in jail?
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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #4489
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Old May 30th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #4490
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Those venues are so cool!!!!

Quatar or Baku, will get the olympics(in my oppinion)
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Old May 30th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #4491
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Incredible!
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Old May 31st, 2008, 12:07 AM   #4492
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They look horribly tacky, and if people don't think they are ugly now wait until 15 years from now when this "style" is no longer in for stadiums....
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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:03 PM   #4493
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BAKU 2016 BAKU 2016
we have good chance to win.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:06 PM   #4494
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i like it, BAKU 2016 InshAllah
go Baku go Baku
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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:23 PM   #4495
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Come on Zorba, I think I have seen ven worse projects, like te one in 2012. London i not realy better. he only thing is that the azeris, in case they remotely get the olympics, they have to keep those stadia very well preserved.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:17 PM   #4496
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great surprise… totaly original project

i like it .... many people had said that… they would not have any possibility… and I say that they have one of the best projects presented in these games… I desire that they can be very successful with this project
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Old May 31st, 2008, 10:32 PM   #4497
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Wow, I've never seen anything like this even in visions

Baku has great vision for the future which will allow its potential be realized.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 01:12 PM   #4498
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In all likelyhood, your bid will only exist for a few more days. I admire your optimism but you do not have a good chance of making the shortlist, let alone winning.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 01:39 PM   #4499
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Wow, this looks hugely cheap. The olympic stadiums design is one of the tackiest I've ever seen... Anyway, how long will it take to clean that oilfield site this stuf is supposed to be built on? I saw a documentary on it once, and apperantly it's one of the most polluted places on earth!
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Old June 1st, 2008, 01:45 PM   #4500
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Is this really a vision for the future or just Baku saying "Hey, we're not going to win but we may have a small chance of getting on the shortlist if we put some crazy designs in front of the IOC!"

They've already admitted they're unlikely to win but want to get some positive publicity for the country which will come simply through bidding. There's nothing wrong with that and I wonder if these designs are an extension of that policy.

Tell me if I'm wrong, but will these designs be continued if, as is expected, Baku doesn't make the shortlist on Wednesday?
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