Our attention is focused on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but what if the venue were New York City instead? Recently the New York Times took us on a fascinating journey of what the Winter Olympics would look like in New York City, not in the surrounding countryside. Imagine the luge run flowing between skyscrapers, descending to street level and throng of visitors. Picture an artificial mountain starting two times the height of the Empire State Building and ending the run in Central Park. Picture the ski jump run starting from the top of a tall building with a landing zone firing down a NYC street.
While the imaginative ideas from the New York Times will never happen, the ideas are incredibly interesting. What athlete could resist wanting to be the first to journey down that amazing luge run?