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Posted 07.19.12 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Anisha Gade: Olympic Urbanism: The Athletes' Village



Amsterdam, 1928
Early Olympians were housed wherever there was room. The nearly 3,000 athletes at the 1928 Amsterdam games were stashed in schools, hotels, boarding houses, private homes and ships. Pictured here is housing for American competitors and officials aboard the U.S.S. President Roosevelt.

[Photo from Official Report of the Olympic Games]

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Olympic Urbanism: The Athletes' Village
On Places, a slideshow on the urban form of Olympic Villages, from derelict ruins in Berlin to suburban townhomes in Sydney to public housing in Athens.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anisha Gade is currently pursuing dual masters degrees in city planning and architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
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