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Old July 28th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #2481
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Old July 29th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #2482
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Old July 29th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #2483
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Old July 30th, 2011, 03:41 AM   #2484
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These are great shots! The site is coming along fantastic!

I think this park is going to be my favorite until Chicago gets the games...
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Old July 30th, 2011, 04:34 AM   #2485
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Best olympic BMX track i've seen, it's got a tunnel, and looks fairly technical Will be great to watch
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Old July 30th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #2486
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London 2012 will provide a new benchmark for a more sustainable post-Olympics legacy.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #2487
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Old August 1st, 2011, 12:08 AM   #2488
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Old August 1st, 2011, 12:16 AM   #2489
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its hard to see videos that only show in your country :/
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:56 AM   #2491
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Nice video. London is THE city
This olympics are gonna be amazing !!!
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:58 AM   #2492
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London 2012 park sparks architectural argument between old and new names

A new skirmish in a long-running and often bitterly fought architectural "style war" between modernists and traditionalists has broken out over the stadiums and arenas of the London Olympics park.

Prince Charles's favourite architects have accused the head of England's national architectural review body of "overt prejudice" after he made a barbed attack on the heir to the throne's love of traditional buildings, and heaped praise on the resolutely modernist designs that will be beamed around the world as the backdrop to next summer's games.

Paul Finch, chairman of the Design Council Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, the government-funded design watchdog that vets major planning applications with the help of government funding, applauded the selection of Zaha Hadid, the avant garde Iraqi-born architect who designed the sinuous aquatics centre, and Populous, the designer of the main 80,000-seat stadium.

But, more provocatively, Finch celebrated the fact that the country's leading traditional architects, who are favoured by the Prince of Wales, were not in any way involved. "One of the good things about the London 2012 Olympics is the realisation that we have a set of buildings produced not by Quinlan Terry, Robert Adam, John Simpson, but by Hopkins, Hadid, Populous, Make, Heneghan Peng et al," he said. "None of it endorsed by the Prince of Wales, none of it to do with heritage."

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I feel a Harry Hill moment coming...
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London 2012 Olympic Park neighbourhood names revealed

The names of five neighbourhoods which will be built on the site of London's Olympic Park after the 2012 Games have been revealed. The new suburbs will be called Chobham Manor, East Wick, Marshgate Wharf, Sweetwater and Pudding Mill.

Almost 2,000 names were put forward in the competition to name the new neighbourhoods. Over the next 20 years, 8,000 new homes will be built, along with schools, nurseries and health centres. The neighbourhoods will also share a new green space called Queen Elizabeth Park.

The park will open in phases to the public from 2013, with families moving into the first new homes in 2015.

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Suggested names for the neighbourhoods were judged by a panel including representatives from Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest councils. Suggestions for names included Plastic Fantastic, Dog and Bike, Little Athens and Redgravia but these were rejected by the panel.

The homes will include modern versions of London's traditional Georgian and Victorian squares and terraces, as well as riverside properties. Up to 35% of them will be affordable housing, in-line with the Mayor of London's plan.

Wessex Archaeology Historian Andy Crockitt said Chobham Manor would be built on site of the original manor of the same name. He said the manor house was originally built in 1329 and was then renamed when it was bought by John de Chobham in 1843.

He added: He only lived there for 14 years but it remained Chobham Manor from that day on. "The farm was swallowed up by the railway expansion at the end of the 19th Century."

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Mr Crockitt said East Wick was "clearly the area that was traditionally Hackney Wick", Mr Crockitt said. The new name is "to give this new community a sense of autonomy and identity", he added. He said Marshgate Wharf would be an area "going through a gate up to where the marshes used to be".

Sweetwater will be built on an area where a sweet factory stood in the mid-20th Century. Pudding Mill is already an established area in east London. "The reference goes back to medieval milling on the River Lee," said Mr Crockitt. "Pudding' is a reference to flour mills."

Chief Executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) Andrew Altman said: "The public has given a new piece of London its identity, where communities will grow in five new neighbourhoods, alongside the spectacular venues and open spaces created for the Games."

Communities Minister Bob Neill said: "It's a very good set of choices and the competition itself was a good idea. We are keen to make sure these aren't artificial communities that have just been plonked down. These are things that are grown and are connected with the existing background of east London."
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