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Old 01-29-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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and when do they announce what city gets it?
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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The winning bid is announced in October.

Will they get it? Probably. Im not so sure thats a good thing though...
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Some signs are good, some are bad. Supposedly an IOC member has been quoted saying it was "Chicago's to lose", but I don't think anyone has a rock solid source for this alleged comment.

It would be good for Chicago's architecture community... I've now worked for two firms that were part of the initial proposal, and I'd like to think I could get a piece of it if it comes here.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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It would be good for Chicago's architecture community... I've now worked for two firms that were part of the initial proposal, and I'd like to think I could get a piece of it if it comes here.
Well, yes and no. Im also concerned about the loss of existing architecture (i.e. Michael Reese, parkland, etc) and other things that may be steamrolled over in the name of the games.

Im interested to see how forward thinking or modern the proposed designs will be. We could easily get stuck with some real clunkers on our hands due to keeping costs down...the stuff Ive seen so far is pretty uninspiring.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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Did you really have to make a NEW THREAD?

2016 Olympics in Chicago?
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...-olympics.html
The Olympics in Chicago?!?!
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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The Stadium was sure a stinker... I won't comment on much else, since I actually know many of the people involved.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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do you think it will be a blow to daleys ego if we dont get them

i think brazil should get it, south america never hosted the olympics and i think it would help their economy

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Old 01-29-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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... think brazil should get it, south america never hoted the olympics and i think it would help their economy
Who cares about their economy?Brazil's is in way better shape than ours.
I care about the U.S. and local economy first.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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I know people that have gone to Brazil for better opportunity...
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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I know people that have gone to Brazil for better opportunity...
I would go there for the better opportunity with the women for sure.
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