Petit Futé's opinion on OLYMPIC PARK
On May 12, 1970, the International Olympic Committee announced that the city would host the Games of the XXI Olympiad in the summer of 1976. The race against time began. It was then that the Olympic Park was erected, an unparalleled architectural ensemble comprising the Stadium, the Swimming Centre and the Velodrome, all designed by French architect Roger Taillibert. Funny fact: the stadium tower, the highest inclined tower in the world, was to be completed well after the Games, in 1987. Today, it is possible to visit the stadium, climb to the top of the Montreal Tower (the highest inclined tower in the world, at 165 metres and a 45-degree angle) for an exceptional panorama, and attend a host of events and shows, both in the stadium and on the esplanade redesigned for the cause (to be discovered: the ephemeral village Les Jardineries in the summer and a few activities during the cold season). Also nearby are the Espace pour la Vie museums (Biodôme, Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium) as well as Saputo Stadium, home of the Montreal Impact professional soccer team, a member in good standing of the MLS (North America's premier professional soccer league). The immense Montreal Tower, which has been empty for almost 30 years, has just been rehabilitated into an office tower. The Desjardins financial institution, among others, has just moved into its new quarters. In short, a place with many activities in all seasons.
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