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just over 2 years left, intense work at tokyo stadium site

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just over 2 years left, intense work at tokyo stadium site

tokyo — the olympic stadium in tokyo is taking shape with 22 cranes on site and the spectator stands being installed after 10 months of underground foundation work.with its completion deadline just over two years away, work is intense.olympic minister shunichi suzuki, during a visit to the new national stadium on tuesday, said the construction is proceeding as scheduled, praising the workflow efficiency. he said all possible technology must be mobilized to finish the stadium by the november 2019 deadline. suzuki, however, cautioned that workers should not stockpile overtime."working conditions must meet legal standards," suzuki said.suzuki cited the suicide this year of a worker linked to overwork, or "karoshi," and addressed the concerns about the working environment at the project. he reminded main construction company taisei corp. and the japan sport council, the government-funded stadium operator, to keep close tabs on overwork. the operators have since taken measures and the working environment has improved.the construction was more than a year behind schedule when it started, as an earlier stadium plan was scrapped because of a spiraling cost and unpopular design. the government approved the 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) stadium by a joint venture among taisei, azusa sekkei co. and the office of kengo kuma, an architect who designed the replacement.in order to save time, taisei and its subcontractors are bringing in precast and semi-assembled components from fact...