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Old June 8th, 2011, 12:23 AM   #2321
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Bus tours within the park, walking tours around the edge.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #2322
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Gold Bling For London

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London 2012: Designing an Olympic 'torch for our time'

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Old June 8th, 2011, 12:12 PM   #2323
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #2324
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #2325
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Anyone know where the flame will be placed in the Olympic Park? I've seen nothing about this at all - and it was great the way it was built into the stadium in Beijing.

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Old June 8th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #2326
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They could have inscribed all the torches with the names of the tens of thousands of people who didn't get any tickets! That would make them 'Of our time' a bit..

Seriously though, as others have said.. they are nice, but don't quite match the look of all the other 2012 symbols and designs.


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Anyone know where the flame will be placed in the Olympic Park? I've seen nothing about this at all - and it was great the way it was built into the stadium in Beijing.
The cauldron will be outside of the stadium, it's location has been highlighted before but as far as I'm aware the design has still not been revealed yet.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #2327
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Anyone know where the flame will be placed in the Olympic Park? I've seen nothing about this at all - and it was great the way it was built into the stadium in Beijing.
It'll be just to the north of the stadium, a seperate structure, not attached to the roof. And it'll be designed by Thomas Heatherwick's Studio (he of Shangai British Pavillion fame).

http://planning.london2012.com/uploa...%282268%29.pdf

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Old June 8th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #2329
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Old June 9th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #2330
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It'll be just to the north of the stadium, a seperate structure, not attached to the roof. And it'll be designed by Thomas Heatherwick's Studio (he of Shangai British Pavillion fame).

http://planning.london2012.com/uploa...%282268%29.pdf

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/thoma...013686.article
Thats great, thanks guys. He's a great designer so hoping for something cool!
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The torch is very elegant, thumbs up.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 07:04 AM   #2332
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torch looks nice, but I still like Sydney one best.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #2333
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Olympic basketball arena's design hailed as 'template for future'

The 12,000-seat basketball arena at the Olympic site in east London has been hailed by organisers as a template for future games, after the latest completed venue was unveiled on Wednesday.

The completion of the basketball arena leaves just one venue at the park still to be finished, the landmark Zaha Hadid aquatics centre. The £42m basketball venue is designed to be deconstructed after the Games as part of an original plan to avoid white elephants, with the 12,000 seats destined for Silverstone and other sporting venues and the Scottish manufacturers of the external structure in talks with Rio 2016 to ship it to Brazil.

Dennis Hone, chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), said building a temporary indoor venue of its size was unprecedented and could form the basis of an International Olympic Committee plan to bring down the cost of hosting the Games. "It makes a lot of sense, especially if you want to take the Games beyond the richest cities in the world. To do that, you've got to bring the costs down," he said.

Hone said the decision was made to make it a temporary venue in order to roughly halve the cost and avoid a white elephant that would have found it hard to compete as a concert or conference venue with nearby rivals such as the O2. He described it as "Meccano" construction. The distinctive white arena, which sits in the north end of the park between the athletes' village and the much-praised velodrome, will be lit in the colours of the Olympic rings at night to provide a focal point.

Across the Olympic Park, two years of planning and design and four years of construction work are coming to an end, with only the controversial £269m aquatics centre of the major sports venues still to be completed. Hone defended the addition of two temporary stands to either side of the swimming complex. The huge cost of the design was justified by politicians and officials at the time by claims it would provide as a distinctive architectural statement amid a sea of otherwise functional designs. But visitors to the Games will not see the full sweep of the Hadid design because it is dwarfed by the temporary "water wings".

Hone urged critics to reserve judgment until they had been inside. "You'll see the whole pool in front of you with monitors above your head with all the stats and information. I want everybody to hold fire on that until they see inside." But he accepted that there had been a "trade off" between ensuring the building had a viable legacy as a 3,000 capacity swimming venue and the design. "I think it's going to be stunning internally. But I accept that there is a trade off between getting in the maximum number of people and the exterior aesthetics of the building," he said.

The £486m main stadium has already been completed, as have the velodrome, the handball arena and the media centre. Outstanding work includes the completion of the BMX track, a temporary water-polo venue and the temporary hockey stands that will seat 15,000 during the Games.

The ODA estimates that it will spend £7.3bn of its original £8.1bn budget and Hone said that keeping the construction to time had been a key factor in mitigating risk and weathering changes in the economic climate. "We have had the best of British construction. It has been a showcase for what the best of British construction can do," he said. "The ODA has between £600m and £800m worth of work still to complete, chiefly in "stitching together the landscape of the site".

Hone said positive public perceptions of the Games to date were largely down to the success of the ODA and its partners in avoiding an Athens-style meltdown. It has also helped rehabilitate Britain's ability to deliver big projects in the wake of the bitter disputes and delays that marred the £757m rebuilding of Wembley and the non-delivery of the Picketts Lock stadium in 2001.

"As a management team and an organisation we set our stall out to say if we hit time the rest would take care of itself," said Hone, the ODA's former finance director who was promoted to chief executive in February after David Higgins left the team to run Network Rail. "If you finish with a year out, the bargaining power or leverage can stay with the client. Without being complacent, we can say that the Olympic Games venues are sorted."

While ODA has been responsible for building the venues, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) – which has its own £2bn privately raised budget from sponsorship and ticket sales – still has substantial work to do to make them ready for Games-time. The Olympic Delivery Authority is expected to officially hand over the venues to Locog, chaired by Lord Coe, to mark the "one-year to go" point on 27 July this year.
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Westfield Stratford City confirms restaurant operators

Westfield Stratford City, the retail development next to the Olympic Park in east London, has confirmed a string of restaurant operators, Caterersearch.com can reveal. The £1.45b development, which will open on 13 September as the largest urban shopping centre in Europe, will feature 300 shops and restaurants across 177,000sq m.

Like its sister development, Westfield London in White City, the new centre will be divided into four distinct dining areas: the external Southern Boulevard and Chestnut Plaza, the Balcony and mezzanine Loft areas and a lower ground floor food court as well as a new food market. In total it will be home to 70 dining outlets, all signed by Davis Coffer Lyons, the sole property agent for restaurants at Westfield.

Among the operators signed for the Southern Boulevard and Chestnut Plaza offering views of the Olympic Park will be a fifth London outlet for Jamie Oliver's high-street brand Jamie's Italian; Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby's fourth Wahaca Mexican restaurant; and a new gastropub from Geronimo Inns called the Cow, all of which already operate restaurants at Westfield London. Newcomers will include the Ignite Group, which will open its third Bumpkin outlet, and Balans bar and café.

Meanwhile, inside Westfield Stratford City will be a Balcony area featuring a range of kiosk-style dining outlets, many of which are already represented at the original Westfield. These include Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labeyrie's Chip + Fish; Tony Kitous's Comptoir Libanais; salad bar Tossed; Yo! Sushi and Caffé Concerto. Other operators here will include pizza group Franco Manca; Indigo; Tortilla; Lotus Leaf and Rosa's.

Similar to Westfield London, there will also be a mezzanine Loft area below the cinema where brands including Wagamama, Giraffe and Gourmet Burger Kitchen will be housed.

Additionally a lower ground floor food court will be home to fast-food outlets such as McDonald's, Subway and KFC, as well as Sticky Rice; Crêpe Affair, Caribbean Scene and Olive Oil and Oregano.

Bill Giouroukos, director of operations at Westfield, said Westfield Stratford City offered the group's most comprehensive food offer to date. "These fantastic operators will provide the breadth of offer our customers are looking for and, with incredible views overlooking the iconic Olympic Park, this will be one of the best places to eat in London," he said.

"We have a series of distinct dining offers at Stratford offering something for everyone and, following the huge success of our extensive food offer at Westfield London, we are confident that this will be a fantastic addition to this development."

Westfield Stratford City will be 10% larger than its sister site in west London and feature an "industrial" look to reflect its east London location. Next to the many retailers and food operators, it will also include a 17-screen Vue cinema, Aspers casino and a bowling alley as well as a permanent art gallery. Kate Taylor, Davis Coffer Lyons, exclusive food and beverage advisor to Westfield, said: "There is a fantastic array of food and beverage signings at Westfield Stratford City and many examples of how Westfield is harnessing new trends in the sector and emerging cuisines.

"We are confident that through securing the very latest innovative brands and exciting new concepts with an inventive edge, from quick service through casual and contemporary dining, the dining offer will prove a great draw in its own right as well as enhancing customers' experience at the centre."
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Shame about the yellow on the stairs as it detracts from the patterned theming. I'm guessing, however it's a mandatory plan of action from the infamous health and safety "handbook".
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Shame about the yellow on the stairs as it detracts from the patterned theming. I'm guessing, however it's a mandatory plan of action from the infamous health and safety "handbook".
I say thank heavens for the yellow stripes. As someone without depth in his sight I find walking down steps without stripes rather difficult.
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What if they were orange?
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That would be too much orange.
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Foyles joins Westfield Stratford line-up

The historic bookseller will open its seventh branch at Westfield Stratford City. Estates Gazette this morning reported that Foyles will open a 5,000 sq ft store in Westfield’s Stratford City, adjacent to the London Olympic site.

The new store will join Waitrose and John Lewis on the ground floor of the complex, and will be surrounded by leading children’s retailers.

Sam Husain, chief executive at Foyles said: “Our aim is to get books to as many readers as possible, so we’re very excited about the opportunity to reach book lovers in a part of London that is new to us. Westfield’s vision for cultural experience, education and youth engagement makes the Stratford City centre, adjacent to the 2012 Olympic site, a particularly strong fit.”
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