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Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective

Episode 67 - Rick Barrett

Rick Barrett, Principal and Design Director at MIG and formerly with Bechtel, joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and recalls how a cross-country drive in his youth inspired him to attend college in Utah (recorded 4 September 2020).

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Rick Barrett, Principal and Design Director at MIG and formerly with Bechtel, joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and recalls how a cross-country drive in his youth inspired him to attend college in Utah (recorded 4 September 2020). A breakdown of the episode is below.

If you worked on the Games as a staff member, contractor or volunteer and want to share your story please email cnapier@gpfour.com.

WARM UP
00:27 - Welcome Rick!
03:04 - Entry into urban planning

PRELIMS
06:13 - The beauty of Cache Valley
10:01 - Managing a venue design team

QUARTERFINALS
13:15 - The creation of Olympic Medals Plaza
16:13 - "We're not going to change horses midstream"

SEMIFINALS
21:18 - Gravel testing
25:03 - Transport simulations

FINALS
27:57 - Fireworks and tents
33:15 - Headliners

MIXED ZONE
35:12 - Tornado time
39:12 - Games impact

COOL DOWN
44:04 - "The final leg of the marathon"

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