The Best of Olympic Architecture

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

Photograph by James Marshall/Corbis

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Olympics Stadium, Sydney


Often described as the best in modern Olympic history, the Sydney 2000 Games also featured the largest-capacity Olympic stadium ever built. Designed by Populous—architects of Fisht Olympic Stadium for the current Winter Games in Sochi—ANZ Stadium accommodated 118,000 spectators during the events. It now operates as a more sustainable venue of 85,000 seats. (ANZ was the first stadium of this scale specifically designed to be reconfigured after the Games.)