Chicago's Plan for the 2016 Olympics
June 24, 2008
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), under the direction of the City of Chicago and Chicago 2016, has developed a Master Plan for Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
Coordinating with dozens of architects, planners, engineers, and construction firms, SOM has been a key contributor to the planning effort that resulted in Chicago being selected to represent the U.S. in the international phase of the bid. The plan carefully balances compactness with integration into Chicago by placing most venues within an easy walk of transit and close to both downtown and the lakefront.
In this program, Tom Kerwin and Phil Enquist from SOM discussed the Olympic planning process and shared their thoughts about the potential legacy of a successful bid.