OLYMPIC CLASH: A prominent Japanese architect is campaigning to reduce the size of the spaceship-like main stadium approved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying it's too expensive and would clash with its surroundings.
SIZE, NOT STYLE: Fumihiko Maki, who has designed some spectacular buildings of his own, says he's not criticizing the design of the stadium by award-winning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, just the size. His office says he has the support of 100 other well-known people in Japan, including architects.
GREEN LIGHT: Both the Tokyo and national governments have already approved the $1.3 billion, 80,000-seat stadium, but construction isn't slated to begin until next year.
- Fumihiko Maki
- Zaha Hadid