THE SETTING FOR A GLORIOUS OLYMPIAD

July 05, 1964

DWARFED BY FUJI, A LONE BOAT CRUISES THE OLYMPIC SAILING GROUNDS AT ENOSHIMA. THIRTY-SEVEN MILES TO THE NORTH TOKYO IS BUILDING FRENZIEDLY TO MAKE THE FIRST OLYMPIAD EVER HELD IN ASIA A MEMORABLE ONE. WHAT THE OLYMPIC STRUCTURES LOOK LIKE NOW, THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE GAMES, IS SHOWN IN COLOR ON THE FOLLOWING NINE PAGES. IF THE QUALITY OF THE COMPETITION MEASURES UP TO THE QUALITY OF THE ARCHITECTURE, IT WILL BE A GREAT OLYMPICS INDEED. SINCE TOKYO IS, FOR VISITORS, AS DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND AS THE IDEOGRAM FOR ITS NAME (ABOVE), A SIX-PAGE GUIDE SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR AN AMERICAN AT THE GAMES BEGINS ON PAGE 42.

AT THE EMPTY MAIN STADIUM A GIRL IS MIRRORED ON THE EDGE OF THE GIANT ELLIPSE

CANTILEVERED PETALS OF CONCRETE CURVE TO SHADE THE ALUMINUM PRESS BOXES AND VIP SEATS OF ARCHITECT MASACHIKA MURATA'S SPLENDID NEW SOCCER STADIUM AT KOMAZAWA

THE MONUMENTAL SIMPLICITY OF ANCIENT JAPANESE TEMPLES IS EVOKED BY THE ELEGANT ROOF OF THE KOMAZAWA WRESTLING GYMNASIUM, DESIGNED BY YOSHINOBU ASHIHARA

THE SWIMMING GYM IS TOUR DE FORCE OF KENZO TANGE, JAPAN'S TOP ARCHITECT. ITS ROOF IS SHEATHED IN STEEL AND RESTS ON CABLES SUSPENDED BETWEEN TWO GIANT PILLARS

ILLUSTRATION FIVE PHOTOSPETE TURNER

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)