PyeongChang 2018 Venues Nearing Olympic Form -- Photodesk

(ATR) The PyeongChang mountain cluster is inching closer to Olympic shape. Click here for photos.




(ATR) The PyeongChang mountain cluster is inching closer to Olympic shape.

Media were invited to tour three venues, the unfinished Olympic Plaza and Village and the completed ski jump complex. The tour also included a trip to the PyeongChang ice and snow festival.

Both the Olympic Plaza and the Olympic Village will be completed in September of this year.

The Plaza will be a 35,000 seat arena that hosts the opening and closing ceremonies. It is in the shape of a pentagon, at the request of organizers, and will be downsized to 5,000 seats after the Games. The downsized park will host concerts and other outdoor activities for the community.

The PyeongChang Village will house 3,891 beds. All eight of the buildings will be converted into apartments after the Games, and have been sold out completely. Sale of apartments from the Gangneung Village has not begun.

Prices for the apartments in PyeongChang range from approximately $145,455 to $231,818.

The ice and snow festival is a yearly event in PyeongChang. It brings together snow sculptures, winter sports showcases and cultural booths from all over the province. This year’s sculptures were Olympic themed and were encompassed by a grand Olympic Rings made of snow.

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Written by Aaron Bauer in Alpensia, South Korea.

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