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    5 Projects That Are Revitalizing Old Structures

    Check out these 5 great examples of city landmarks from around the world that are being transformed for the better.

    1. Olympic venue to park

    Anthony Charlton, Queen Elizabeth Park Imagery / Via

    The site of the 2012 games has been transformed into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and now is home to acres of parklands, fountains, play areas and gardens. The park is designed by The London Legacy Development Corporation.

    2. Historic trolley terminal to high tech public space

    The Lowline/NY Curbed / Via

    The Lowline is a plan to use innovative solar technology is being used to create a underground park to serve as a beautiful respite and cultural attraction in New York City.

    3. Olympic stadium of the past to stadium of the future

    Zaha Hadid Architects / Via

    Tokyo's stadiums for the 2020 Olympic Games are going to use the 1964 Olympic Stadiums and transform them. Zaha Hadid Architects is even retrofitting the National stadium to include a retractable roof, as shown in this video.

    4. West Side Line to aerial greenway

    Vincent Lim Show Chen, Friends of the Highline / Via Flickr: bereninga

    The Highline project in New York City transformed an abandoned area into a free public park space, courtesy of the Friends of the Highline.

    5. Old bridge to new park and filtration system

    NPR, OMA and OLIN / Via

    Thanks to design firms OMA and OLIN, this old Washington DC bridge will be transformed into a place for people to relax, gather, learn and play. A waterfall incorporated into the design will clean river water before returning it back to where it came from.

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