Monday, 16 February 2015

1995: NBC & the offending power lines

As we know, NBC was the official American broadcaster for the Olympic Games back in 2000, but there was something they didn't like about Sydney Olympic Park (Homebush Bay as it was known then).

They didn't like the sight of the power lines and put pressure on the Carr Government to get rid of them because they wrecked the views and vistas across the city from the site.

Whether or not it was NBC's that triggered the change, we know for sure they came down. If you are ever at Rockfeller Centre, New York where NBC is based, don't forget to say "Thank you" to them. Trust me the area looks great without them and speaking up did us a favour.


Sydney Olympic Park August 30 1995 daily telegraph 4

Source: English, B. 1995. "Olympic Eyesore." The Daily Telegraph Mirror, August 30, 4.