Earlier this year we took a look at what happens to a city after the Olympics are gone — specifically the newly-erected buildings and stadiums. While some sites are retrofitted and repurposed as prisons, malls, churches, and the like, others sit vacant and unused in the ensuing decades, abandoned totems of temporary extravagance. A post over on It’s Nice That tipped us off to a photo series by Janie Airey that was commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority to document the architecture of the 2012 London Games. Looking at her lovely images, we can’t help but wonder what the future holds for these structures in the years to come.
Photo credit: Janie Airey