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Comparison of Japan National Stadium Plans.
The first plan, designed by Zaha Hadid, was selected but then scrapped over ballooning costs. Plan A, which was chosen this week, will be used for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Plan A (chosen): Cost: 149 billion yen (US$102 million); Seats: 60,000; Height: 49.2 meters; architect: Kengo Kuma
Plan B (chosen): Cost: 149.7 billion yen (US$102 million); Seats: 61,900; Height: 54.3 meters; architect: Toyo Ito
Former Plan (scrapped): Cost: 250 billion yen (US$207 million); Seats: 70,000; Height: 70 meters; architect: Zaha Hadid
Source: Yomiuri Shinbun
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