Saturday, December 1, 2007

Berlin Olympic Stadium

Built under Hitler, this stadium was home to the 1936 Olympic Games. This was also the first year that the Olympic Games were televised. The stadium is built of concrete with Travertine marble cladding. The stadium has remained relatively unchaged since 1936. The building was renovated in 2004 adding a roof, restaurants, underground parking, and state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and video technology. It is currently home to soccer matches and held the World Cup Championship in 2006.

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