Baku’s New Crown Jewel

by Kevin Legenza, Vice President; Kansas City, MO,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 1, Pg. 62-69,78


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Situated near the shore of the Caspian Sea in the centuries-old city of Baku—the capital and cultural, scientific, and industrial center of Azerbaijan—the new, 68,700-seat Baku Olympic Stadium arose in just 24 months, a model of fast-track design and construction that drew upon an advanced modeling approach and a structural design that incorporated piled raft foundations typically used in high-rise structures.

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