The construction of the Olympic objects in Sochi is in full swing. We decided to see how much they have built this year and what new has appeared there for the games.
This is a panorama with the key Olympic objects:
1) Palace of winter sports “Iceberg”;
2) Skating center “Adler-Arena”;
3) Curling center “Ice cube”;
4) Big Ice Palace;
5) Ice Palace: “Puck”;
6) Olympic stadium “Fisht”;
8) Railway station;
9) Mediacenter for journalists and the hotel;
10) Olympic Village;
11) Hotel “Reddison Blu”;
13) Houses for those who resettled from the territory of the Olympic facilities.
The objects are located rather close to each other.
It’s “the heart” of the “Iceberg” – the fridge that freezes ice.
It’s the arena itself: then and now.
On the ceiling are special heat guns which help to maintain normal temperature in the stands and on the ice arena.
It’s the gym for skaters with the rubber flooring.
Special mats for short track have been brought and are drying now.
The stadium resembles an iceberg indeed.
The central stadium will consist of two stands. After the games the building is planned to be modified a bit to be used as a football stadium.
Two giant beams will hold the glass roof.
The beam will meet with this reinforced concrete “hedgehog”.
Now they are supported by numerous scaffolding.
All objects can withstand an earthquake of up to 9 points. Such gaps provide the “mobility” of the structure, but let’s hope it will remain just a preventative measure.
This is the place from where the beams “grow”.
It’s the saketing center “Adler-Arena”.
It’s how it looks inside.
Everything is ready in the hall, even flowerpots!
The builders call the stadium “Orange Mood”.
Only Coca-Cola remains to be brought…
It’s the Big Ice Palace.
It’s the embankment nearby. It is equipped with the water drainage system.
As you can see, the Olympic objects are very close to the Black Sea.
These are the new houses of those who were made to resettle.
This is how it was and how it is now.
It gives hope that everything will be perfectly ready for the Olympic Games 2014!