London Olympics' Conflicted Architecture: Gorgeous Gardens, Scary "Orbit"

By James S. Russell - 2012-07-10T14:42:12Z

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The Basketball Arena

The basketball arena is one of several key venues have been constructed as temporary structures for removal after the Olympic games are over. Ribs in the steel frame structure dimple the PVC-fabric surface in this design by Wilkinson Eyre Architects.