“Do you believe in Miracles!?” – Al Michaels
That unforgettable question came through America’s televisions in 1980 as a gritty group of United States college hockey players were about to dethrone the Russian professional powerhouse as the best in the world. Goalie Jim Craig draped himself in an American flag after the buzzer sounded in what is now Herb Brooks Arena. There was dancing in the snowy streets of Lake Placid that night.
Since 1980, New York’s Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has been tasked with keeping that dream alive, and The LA Group has been with them every step of the way.
The LA Group has been providing master planning, environmental permitting, site planning, and construction administration at Whiteface Mountain downhill ski center, the Olympic Sports Complex (bobsled, luge, cross country skiing, biathlon), and the Olympic Ski Jump Complex as well as the other winter sports venues under ORDA management for nearly 40 years.
The LA Group is currently immersed in planning for the future of ORDA improvements to their various Olympic venues. These improvements will continue to give the public unsurpassed outdoor winter recreational opportunities with a true Olympic sense of pride. By assisting ORDA in meeting ongoing modernization goals, The LA Group is helping to create a good chance for more US Olympic miracles.