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Torino Olympic Arch

The Olympic arch stands between the Olympic village and the Lingotto district, where most of the Olympic structures are situated. It's a huge cable stay pedestrian bridge, supported by a 70 meters tall inclining arch.

The Olympic arch stands between the Olympic village and the Lingotto district, where most of the Olympic structures are situated. It’s a huge cable stay pedestrian bridge, supported by a 70 meters tall inclining arch.

The bridge is 370 meters long, with a free span of 150 meters, crossing the railway complex of the Lingotto station. It has been designed by Benedetto Camerana and Hugh Dutton and built for the 2006 winter Olympics held in Torino.

This bridge is great as a subject for your pics, for it’s lightness, it’s curves and the bright red color, but also as a panoramic view spot, giving you a wide perspective on the Olympic village, the ex-Fiat factory of Lingotto or the railways and the station… I think the best time to get there is the end of autumn days, when the sun is almost setting, giving this low, color saturating light. To go there just reach the Lingotto mall (ex-Fiat factories) or the Olympic village, and then walk to the arch…You can’t miss it!

Links:
Architects’ website: http://www.hda-paris.com/Projets/built/067/index_067.htm
2006 Olympics website: “http://www.torino2006.org”;http://www.torino2006.org

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