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This evening, architects Thom Mayne of Morphosis (pictured above, explaining his vision to Mayor Bloomberg) and George Hargreaves of Hargreaves Associates discuss their proposed design for New York's Olympic Village. The design is one of five finalists for the 52-acre site on the East River in Queens, which will include housing for 17,000 athletes, green space, athletic fields and training facilities.

Gothamist is able to appreciate the work of Morphosis, and we're curious about Mayne's design for a (considerably smaller) academic building at Cooper Union, but we haven't yet decided if this is our favorite choice for the Olympic Village. You can hear about the design in detail at tonight's Architectural League lecture, part of the 2004-2005 SiteGeist series. The lecture will be held at Caspary Hall at Rockefeller University at 6:30 p.m. (66th Street and York Avenue). Admission is $10 for non-members. For more information, please call 212-753-1722.

Gothamist on making New York an Olympic Village, and of course, the dubious NYC2012 logo.