Post-Olympic Landscape Not as Different as Today’s

September 29, 2009

Daily Real Estate Updates

sudler-sothebys-logo29 September 2009 ? With the final location announcement looming, Chicagoans are both excited and apprehensive. But little has been said of the long term impact of the enormous venues needed to host the 2016 games. Will we have a “Bird’s Nest” that only tourists visit, similar to Beijing? Not necessarily, according to the plans.

Washington Park will certainly benefit, but the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium would be dismantled after the Olympics, leaving behind a 2500 seat amphitheater. Only the Olympic warm-up pool would stay in Washington Park, and pools from the Aquatics Center would be rebuilt in other city parks.

Other structures would complement the City’s ongoing plans, including World Sport Chicago, the nonprofit that Chicago’s Olympic boosters set up to get more city kids to participate in Olympic sports. The changes to the Michael Reese campus will happen despite the decision of the International Olympic Committee, in support of revitalization efforts on the near south side.

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