Saddam Hussein Gymnasium is a sports complex in Baghdad, Iraq adjacent to the Al-Shaab Stadium. Designed by Le Corbusier under the commission of King Faisal II in 1956 for potential use in the 1960 Summer Olympics. After Faisal II was overthrown in a military coup in 1958 the project was abandoned.
Saddam Hussein's revolutionary government revived the project by building an indoor 3,000 seat stadium and an adjacent, open-air amphitheater linked by an enormous sliding door which, when opened, integrates the two stadia.
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