If the weather permits, Monday and Tuesday will see an avalanche of events centering on the possibility of a Boston Olympics with, respectively, London’s Mayor Boris Johnson, a panel of eminent architects, and another panel of the principals for and against the proposal.
Olympic fever is happening now.
London’s Mayor Boris Johnson at Faneuil Hall with John Fish and John Barros UPDATE: This event is cancelled and likely will not be rescheduled. See the comments.
British Consulate General, Boston
Monday, February 9
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston
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Mayor Boris Johnson will be joined by Boston 2024 Chairman John Fish and Chief of Economic Development for the City of Boston John Barros to discuss London’s 2012 Olympic legacy and opportunities to bring bold plans for development to life.
The discussion will be moderated by NECN’s Jim Braude.
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Designing Boston: Olympics 2024 UPDATE: This event is postponed. Check this site for information on rescheduling.
Monday, February 9
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston
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Join us on February 9 for our next Designing Boston conversation, this time on the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision to back Boston as the host for the 2024 Olympics.
As former Boston city councilor Mike Ross said during a recent interview with WBUR’s Radio Boston, “[The Big Dig] changed the shape and face of Boston and… the Olympics will do the same thing.”
Focusing on the role that architecture has (or has not) played in making previous Olympics successful, Ross will moderate this panel discussion and dive into lessons learned by architects and planners with past Olympic experience in such cities as Barcelona, Beijing, Sydney, and London. This event launches a series of conversations and debates related to potential roles, responsibilities, and opportunities available to architects, planners, and developers as this huge and exciting undertaking unfolds.
Michael P. Ross, attorney, Prince Lobel Tye
Panelists will include
Dennis Pieprz Assoc. AIA, Principal, Sasaki Associates
Gavin McMillan, Senior Principal, Hargreaves Associates
Kyu Sung Woo FAIA, Kyu Sung Woo Architects
Boston Going for the Gold in 2024: Transportation and Infrastructure Opportunities and Hurdles
Tuesday, February 10
7:45 AM to 9:45 AM (EST)
C. Walsh Theatre – Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street, Boston
How does Boston leverage its Olympics proposal to ensure that much-needed housing, transportation, and infrastructure improvements will be addressed for lasting benefits?
Richard Davey, CEO, Boston 2024
Peter Zuk, Principal, Zuk International, Inc.
Jeanne DuBois, Strategic Advisor, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
Chris Dempsey, Co-Chair, No Boston Olympics
Alex Krieger, FAIA Principal, NBBJ, Professor of Urban Design Harvard Graduate School of Design
Peter Howe, Business Editor, NECN
This event is free and open to the public; however, RSVP is required.