Or so they say...
The figure skating and short track palaceI'm struggling to imagine this, clearly because I am not a good visual thinker.
At the same time, the Grand Ice Palace, with a total seating capacity of 12,000, will stop existing as a sporting facility: it will either be converted into a hotel complex or disassembled and removed from Sochi. For now, the arena promises to become one of the more impressive constructions in the city: its façade lines will resemble the trajectory of a triple toe-loop jump.
The construction is being done on schedule: steel works have reached the 21-meter mark with a projected height of 32 meters. The remaining 4,500 tons of metal will be raised within six months. Only some finish works remain to be done in 2012, and in November, the palace will host its first competitions.
Sad though to hear that a big rink is going to be taken down right after the games.
The article says that overall construction costs for all Sochi's facilities are going to be six times greater than expected.