It’s easy to forget, but the city came close to hosting the 2012 summer games. Here,drawn from the bid committee’s proposal, a map of the spectacles—and headaches—that would have accompanied the competition.
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Map illustration by Remie Geoffroi. Photographs: Alamy (reservoir, traffic, Citifield); Sebastien Feval/AFP/Getty Images (Bolt); Robert Beck /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images (swimmers); Mitchell Layton/Getty Images (Anthony). Renderings courtesy of NYC2012
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