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Location: Montreal, Canada

Date: 1976

Architect: Roger Taillibert

Purpose: multi-purpose stadium

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More info: The Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It subsequently became the home of Montreal’s professional baseball and Canadian football teams. La tour de Montréal, the tower incorporated into the base of the stadium, is the tallest inclined tower in the world at 175 metres, and is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. The stadium’s nickname The Big O is a reference to both its name and to the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium’s roof, though The Big Owe has been used to reference the astronomical cost of the stadium and the 1976 Olympics as a whole.

(Image credits: 1: René Ehrhardt, 2: y kevbo1983, 3: Uncle Paul T Birdman:)


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