Montréal Stade Olympique Souvenir

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Roger Taillibert designed the Olympic Stadium for the 1976 Summer Olympics and with features like a kevlar retractable roof and the tallest inclined tower structure in the world (175 meters), it was an instant smash hit. Although it has faced significant trouble recently (Expo MLB Team sold, a roof collapse in 1996 and financial hiccups) the building should still be considered significant.

This keepsake celebrates the symbolic significance of architecture and its relationship as the main host to the event. In the landscape of contemporary Disneyfied Olympic merchandise, it is great to see a designed object be the souvenir.

 


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