They want to give the Montreal Olympic stadium ANOTHER roof. This would be the fourth roof that it’s had in its 30 years. Why can’t they just let it rot? As some kind of testimony to how much the games cost the city and the province?
Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal at the time of the games, once said (and I’ve always assumed that this was in reference to the stadium, but I’m not positive), ‘The ugliness of slums in which people live doesn’t matter if we can make them stand wide-eyed in admiration of works of art they don’t understand.’