The Best of Olympic Architecture

By Josephine Minutillo - 2014-03-21T16:34:04Z

Photograph by Ken Kaminesky/Corbis

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Olympic Stadium, Montreal


Designed by French architect Roger Taillibert, Montreal’s Olympic Stadium was besieged with problems during construction, including cost overruns and structural issues. It has a 556-foot-tall slanted tower that supports a retractable roof, neither of which was completed in time for the 1976 Games, where Nadia Comăneci famously scored the first perfect 10 in women’s gymnastics and Bruce Jenner took home the gold in the decathlon.