The Best of Olympic Architecture

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

Photograph by Brian R. Ewing Photography/Alamy

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Ski Jumps Towers at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary


It was the “Battle of the Brians”—Orser and Boitano—on the ice, but the slopes at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary also had their stars. The charismatic Alberto Tomba led the slalom, while “Flying Finn” Matti Nykänen won three gold medals on the ski jumps at Olympic Park, which has become a popular ski resort. The park features seven ski jumps and the 295-foot-tall ski jump tower, now an iconic part of the region’s skyline.