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Posted 07.19.12 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Anisha Gade: Olympic Urbanism: The Athletes' Village



Los Angeles, 1932
1931 was the hottest year on record in Los Angeles, so organizers decided to build a village for male athletes at Baldwin Hills, where temperatures were 10 degrees cooler than other potential sites. The village’s 300 acres were on loan from the heirs of the prominent businessman Lucky Baldwin, so the buildings had to be removed after the games.

[Photo from Official Report of the Olympic Games]

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