Olympiapark in Munich (Germany) - Olympic Park, stadium
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Oberwiesenfeld, Munich, Germany
Date of build
August 26, 1972 at 3 o'clock - opening ceremony
The Olympic park consists of: a stadium, a sports hall, swimming pools, an Olympic village and a press and conference center. All this forms one complex, besides, the following are located: canoe and rowing races, shooting range and stadium for horse riding.
It was calculated that the total construction cost would amount to 487 million marks, but this amount increased to 1.972 billion marks.
The greatest controversy among the local population aroused a huge, fantastic and very expensive roof over the Olympic stadium. This spectacular facility for 80,000 spectators, which has become the symbol of Munich, like the Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Paris or Tower - London, costing almost ten times more than estimated in the plans.
2.5 million m moved to Oberwiesenfeld? land, poured 170000 m² of concrete, 160,000 m were used? gravel, 50000 tons of cement and 20000 tons of steel.
The roof of the stadium consists of transparent acrylic panels with an area of approximately 80,000 m² and extends semicircularly over the stadium, sports hall and swimming pool. It is called a "tent", it is a hanging structure, attached to steel supports.
During the first 17 years, Olympic sites were visited by 75 million tourists and they became the biggest attraction of the city.
The Olympic tower has a height of 289 meters.
On September 5, 1972, a group of 8 militants from one of the Palestinian organizations attacked members of the Israeli Olympic team, several Israelis were killed.
Official website: http://www.olympiapark.de