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NYC2012: Fourth Place is the Third Loser

And in the end, all that remained were the frowny faces of dozens of supporters and a very hot?yet very dated?logo. Oh well. But keep your heads up, Mets: you'll still get your precious little stadium, even if the 2012 Summer Olympics are crossing the pond to London. (By the way, anyone got a photo of the Union Square Countdown Clock they'd like to send our way?)

A bigger question elsewhere in Queens for the New York City urbanscape, in the wake of another not-so-stinging defeat for the big dreamers: will Thomas Mayne's trippy Olympic Village (and associated beach, above) along shores of Long Island City get built even without the Olympic games, as Mayor Bloomberg promised over a year ago? We're damn sure hoping so. Suggestions for repurposed use of this architectural gem to
· IOC to NYC: Olympics Ain't In Your Backyard [Gothamist]
· New York Bid Falls Short as London Is Chosen for Olympics [NYTimes]
· If it Looks Like a Dog, and Barks Like a Dog... [Curbed]
· Morphosis Chosen as Olympic Village Architects [Curbed]