Since the International Olympic Committee has decided that the summer Olympics and Paralympics of 2020 shall be held in Tōkyō, there have been repeated postings about Olympic locations in Japan’s capital during the course of the last few years.
Tōkyō Olympics 2020 vs. 1964 (国立競技場)
– Wo neue Großartigkeit entstehen soll, muss alte weichen
Tōkyō Olympics 2020 vs. 1964 (Olympiapark Komazawa / 駒沢オリンピック公園)
– 1964 der letzte Schrei – aber noch lange kein altes Eisen
Tōkyō Olympics 2020 vs. Kasumigaoka Appartements
– Und der Gewinner ist….?
And even just a bit more than a year ago, the place of the old olympic stadium wasn’t much more of a “great void”:
Alea iacta est – Tōkyō Olympics 2020
– From the great void to the big lesson…
However, in the meantime things are moving at the old/new construction site. Preparatory work for the erection of the new Olympic Stadium for the summer games of 2020 has reached a point, that changes in the terrain become visible to the bare eye – and it all happens in a fairly short period of time. Have a closer look (click to enlarge) at the panoramic views below, captured since January 2017!
Let’s be surprised how the new stadium will develop over the next two years!
Right next to the construction site of the new national stadium you’ll find the Tōkyō Metropolitan Gymnasium (東京体育館 / とうきょうたいいくかん), which I also don’t want to hide from you: