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The 1976 Montreal Games were an overall success in spite of the fact that the widely anticipated Olympic Stadium, built to host the opening and closing ceremonies as well as several showcase competitions, was not completed before, during, or even years after the '76 Games. Designed to incorporate a then-cutting-edge retractable roof suspended from a massive architectural mast tower, the cost and complexity of the design skyrocketed construction costs and forced the stadium to open with no roof. ...
Despite such mishaps, Olympic stadia have a largely proud architectural tradition, even where roofs are concerned. In fact, another Olympic venue featured the largest single roof ever built, an engineering triumph still lauded today.
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