On Monday, June 29, Boston 2024, the group behind the effort to bring the 2024 Summer Games unveiled "version 2.0" of their plans. These GIFs give us a peek at what life before, during, and after the Olympics could look like.
The most interesting thing you'll notice is the 60,000-seat stadium that is there, and then suddenly isn't.
"...the Partnership is advancing plans for a 60,000-seat stadium that will disappear completely after the Games are over."
So what's to come of the stadium? It will be constructed in such a way that once the Olympics are complete, it will be carefully dismantled, with individual pieces going to local schools, parks, and nonprofits.
This whole concept may sound odd, but it has been done before.
"Temporary Olympic Stadiums, hosting opening and closing ceremonies have been employed previously by two French cites for Winter Olympic bids, and one is planned for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. (Temporary non-stadium venues, such as beach volleyball grounds, are more common in Olympics history.)"
Here are GIFs of other facilities before, during, and after if Boston gets the Games.