More signs the tipping point is drawing near. HOK’s Sport architecture group with collaboration from Peter Cook unveiled the design for the Olympic stadium for the 2012 games earlier this week. The approach was to emphasize functionality and flexibility rather than iconic architecture (think the polar opposite of the 2008 Stadium in China). They even devised a sustainability plan for after the games so it could be scaled down to a 25,000 seat permanent stadium to become a new home for athletics and other uses. Sounds all well and good.

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