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Sao Paulo: Arena Corinthians (Itaquerão) crane collapse

Arena Corinthians - Itaquerao [@FutebolnoPonto] 2Arena Corinthians – Itaquerão Costing $360 million, the Sao Paulo stadium will seat nearly 70,000 people. The crane collapse may have been caused by unstable soil after a rain storm. [Image: @FutebolnoPonto]

### 3News Thursday 28 Nov 2013 5:41a.m.
Two dead in World Cup stadium collapse
By Tales Azzoni and Stan Lehman
Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and aggravating already urgent concerns Brazil won’t be ready for soccer’s signature tournament.
The accident at the Arena Corinthians, known locally as the Itaquerao, could hardly have come at a worse time – just a week ahead of the draw that will determine the tournament’s schedule and with the top names in soccer all descending on Brazil.
The stadium was nearly finished before the collapse, which occurred when a construction crane crashed into a 500-ton metal structure. That structure then cut through the outer walls of the venue, destroying part of the outside of the building and rows of seats and slamming into a giant LED panel that runs across the stadium’s facade. AP
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Arena Corinthians - Itaquerao [businessinsider.com.au] aerialArena Corinthians - Itaquerao [businessinsider.com.au] detail 1[Images: businessinsider.com.au]

[updated] ### 3News Thursday 28 Nov 2013 8:47p.m.
Deadly crash puts light on Brazils WCup troubles
With one thunderous crash, Brazil’s troubled preparations for the World Cup are thrown in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, just as soccer gears up for the high-profile setting of the schedule for next year’s big event.
The newspaper Estado de S. Paulo said public prosecutors had previously pointed to 50 irregularities at the venue, including some related to emergency drills. AP
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### 3News Thursday 28 Nov 2013 10:34a.m.
Past problems at Brazil World Cup, Olympic Stadiums
A look at problems suffered by some of the stadiums being built or renovated for the 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
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Architect: Zaha Hadid —Al Wakrah Stadium, Qatar

Al Wakrah Stadium, Qatar - concept design, aerial view [zaha-hadid.com][zaha-hadid.com]

“The stadium will have a gross capacity of 40,000. The top-tiers of the stadium will be modular, allowing the stadium’s capacity to be lowered to 20,000.”

### zaha-hadid.com 18 November 2013
Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee unveils concept design for Al Wakrah Stadium

AL WAKRAH, QATAR: 16 November 2013 – The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee today unveiled the new concept design for Al Wakrah Stadium. AECOM, in association with Zaha Hadid Architects, have developed the new, innovative design under the guidance of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee. Al Wakrah – famous for its fishing and seafaring heritage – is the proposed southern-most Host City for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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screen shot The Daily Show 1 (Hadid)[thedailyshow.com]

“Designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid whose signature style appears to be making some of the world’s most f**kable buildings…like Georgia O’Keeffe of things you can walk inside…I guess maybe it is time things evened out a bit.” –Jon Stewart

Unnecessary Muffness Originally aired at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 19 Nov 2013). Qatar erects one of the world’s most f**kable soccer stadiums in preparation for the 2022 World Cup, but Al Madrigal can’t even find the press box. (04:56)

Video: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/q9k5o3/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-unnecessary-muffness

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Unnecessary Muffness; Jon Stewart discusses Zaha’s “f**kable buildings”

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New stadium frenzy (heaven)

In the wake of the decision to hand the 2018 and 2022 world cups to virtual footballing minnows (with all respect to Russia), the race is on to design and build a plethora of new stadia.

Thankfully The Telegraph from the UK has a nice feature on the stadiums either under development, redevelopment or still in the planning stage.

Firstly, FIFA Football World Cup 2018 Russia

and

are just two examples from the winning Russian bid.

While these are from the Qatari winning bid for the FIFA 2022 winning bid (basically the bid I was hoping that was going to Australia).

As soon as I get a chance to get more details of these stadium projects I’ll post more.

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