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What L.A.'s Piggyback Yard Olympic planners can learn from Sydney

What L.A.'s Piggyback Yard Olympic planners can learn from Sydney

Every Angeleno who regularly takes the 5 Freeway past downtown has glimpsed the Piggyback Yard, a sprawling 125-acre stretch of Union Pacific railroad tracks etched into the shoulder of Lincoln Heights, between the Los Angeles River and the L.A. County-USC Medical Center. Home to an active rail yard and a pile of concrete aggregate, this plot of land (officially known as the L.A. Transportation Center) is now in the Olympics limelight, thanks to the L.A. bid committee's scheme to transform it into the 2024 Olympic Village.

The plan for this village is far more ambitious than that of its predecessors at previous L.A. Olympics.

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