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Old December 4th, 2011, 11:45 PM   #2681
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Yeah I've been really impressed with the speed of construction in Stratford.
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Future designs for Olympic Park both North and South.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #2683
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And how is this linked to the Olympic Park in London ???
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Old December 5th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #2684
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Old December 5th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #2685
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Looking Fantastic London. Reading this thread has definitely made me increase my desire to make a trip there soon from the US Midwest. Hopefully this Spring. Great job building the core Olympic facilities and village. Its amazing to watch the progression from open, undeveloped areas to the new Olympic site. Once spring arrives and more of the final landscaping goes in - and starts turning green -- it'll be even better.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 05:33 AM   #2686
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Logo? 400,000Ł? Who can give me some details.?
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Old December 6th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #2687
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Logo? 400,000Ł? Who can give me some details.?
http://www.wolffolins.com/work/london-2012

http://www.creativereview.co.uk/back...012-pro-or-con

http://creativity-online.com/news/th...rs-view/119346

The logo did not cost Ł400,000, the cost of creating the entire brand was that much. This included the conceptual cost, the idea - creating an iconic brand that will last for generations, typeface, colors, the graphic shapes that are now spread all over the park, stadium, seating, the pictograms and much more. Check out the links above for more info.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #2688
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Old December 8th, 2011, 05:00 PM   #2689
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Old December 8th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #2690
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My god , that is gonna be a Dream ! Greets from Argentina !
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Old December 8th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #2691
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Love the Olympic Park ( even the main stadium )
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Old December 10th, 2011, 02:40 AM   #2692
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2012 Olympics: Long-forlorn East London is getting into competition shape

To reach Olympic Park in East London, I had to battle those fierce and unforgiving competitors, Time and Chaos.

The race to the venue, and the starting line of the tour, required pan-athletic skills: gymnastics (leaping off the train and landing on the platform), judo (wrestling down a cab), tennis (a verbal volley with a disoriented driver) and track and field (a mad 100-yard dash from the Mercedes-Benz dealership on the corner to the visitors center). Steps from the finish, the shuttle drove right past me, crushing any hope of victory.

Come July, traveling to the Summer Olympics sites will be much less strenuous. According to the organizer’s greenprint (the Games will have an eco-bent), shuttles and trains will transport spectators to and from the events. But nine months before the Opening Ceremony on July 27, the route was a beastly jungle of cranes, construction trucks, misleading signage, concrete barriers and piles of rubble. To further confuse matters, Pudding Mill Lane, one of the closest stops to the venue, was temporarily out of commission, and my taxi driver navigated East London as if it were alien territory — which, in a way, it was.

“East London was absolutely ripe for regeneration. The area was hugely, hugely deprived. It had all of the smelly industries,” said Jo Broadey, a guide with Blue Badge Tourist Guides, one of many organizations that lead tours of Olympic Park. “The Olympics will transform the area.”

London, a serial host (1908, 1948), beat out Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris for the honor of holding the global sporting event. The city will center most of the contests (swimming, basketball, cycling, hockey, etc.) and key facilities (press center and athletes’ village) in East London, a severely polluted and downtrodden area that makes Beijing smell like a rose garden.

And yet — cue Bob Costas — the Dickensian story of East London mirrors the dramatic narratives of many Olympiads: Underdog overcomes adversity to triumph.

You’ve probably heard of East London. You might even have visited the area during past travels in the British capital. If you’ve been to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the curry houses on Brick Lane, Canary Wharf or the O2, the concert arena, then you have wandered onto the right side of the city map.

The region, like many an area defined by a compass point, is vast and varied. To clear up any misconceptions, East London is not a boundless industrial wasteland, nor is it entirely cordoned off for the Games. (Conveniently, just the industrial wasteland section is.)

Olympic Park fits in a 500-acre tract in the Lower Lea Valley. If you require a fixed point, look up Stratford. Or any of the four boroughs that kiss the edges and provide alternate entry points. You can, for example, hike or bike the paved Greenway from Hackney Wick, across the canal, to Olympic Park and the View Tube, an observation platform and cafe made of recycled shipping containers. (Told you the place was eco.)

To understand the ongoing evolution of East London, I met up with the founder of Urban Gentry, a tour company that organizes outlier excursions such as East End: Hip Neighborhood Tour. We chose a rendezvous spot, the Shoreditch High Street London Overground stop, and shared vague descriptions of ourselves: Kevin Caruth was a tall Englishman in a trench coat; I was the American.

“This is super glossy from what it was. It was quite down and dirty,” said Kevin, as we passed a graffiti-splashed brick wall en route to the main commercial district. “The East End is now one of those areas where you feel relatively safe. Nothing is too jarring.” (Quick explanation: The terms East End and East London are pretty interchangeable, though some people refer to Shoreditch/Brick Lane/Whitechapel as the East End and the area around Olympic Park as East London.)

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Old December 12th, 2011, 04:21 AM   #2694
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LONDON — London's Olympic Park will be renamed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after the 2012 Games.
The Olympic Park Legacy Company said Thursday the name will take effect once the 500-acre park reopens to the public in 2013.
"We chose the name because there is no more durable institution in this country than the monarchy(adhesive tapes)," Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.
Queen Elizabeth II gave her permission for her name to be used, while the International Olympic Committee and British Olympic Association also approved the change.
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Go-ahead for 28-storey London student tower

Student accommodation specialist Unite has gained consent for a block of around 1,000 beds next to the Stratford City shopping centre at the Olympic Park in east London.

The 250,000 sq ft student scheme is being built on land owned by Stratford City Developments, the Westfield vehicle that controls zone one of the 180-acre Stratford City development site.

The site originally lay within zone 2 of Stratford City and had outline consent for as much as 300,000 sq ft of offices. The ODA has agreed to amend the consent to include it within zone 1, where Westfield has consent for a further 1.1m sq ft of offices.

Richard Simpson, managing director of property for UNITE, said: “The scheme in Stratford represents a further milestone in our target to substantially expand our presence in the key London market, and brings us a step closer to reaching our goal of creating 4,000 new beds in the Capital between 2012 and 2014.

“We are particularly excited about this scheme, and are confident that the continued investment being made in the area, as a result of the Olympic Games, coupled with a favourable and ongoing supply/demand dynamic in the student accommodation sector in London, will make this scheme a great success.”

John Burton, Director of Westfield Stratford City, said: “This development is a great addition to Stratford and the transformation taking place in East London.

“The accommodation Unite propose to deliver will complement the retail and leisure at Westfield Stratford City as well as the 1.1m sq ft of offices we are delivering, together with homes and hotels.

“The area is undergoing major change and the opening of Westfield Stratford City this year represented the first piece of the long term legacy.”
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Old December 16th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #2696
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FOUR BILLION TO WATCH 2012 CEREMONIES

More than four billion people worldwide are expected to tune in to watch the opening and closing ceremonies for the London Olympics - worth up to STG5 billion ($A7.7 billion) in advertising terms, organisers say.

About 20,000 people from across the UK will perform in the four ceremonies next year.

Organisers have so far remained tight-lipped about which big acts will feature in the ceremonies at the start and end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games - rumours include performances from Take That, the Spice Girls and even Beatles legends Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, but nothing has been announced officially.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) says more than 10,000 hopefuls turned up for a first round of auditions for volunteer performers at the ceremonies.

The ceremonies are predicted to be viewed by a worldwide TV audience of four billion people in more than 200 countries.

In advertising terms, the equivalent airtime value is expected to be worth between STG2 billion and STG5 billion.

Sir Martin Sorrell, head of advertising giant WPP, said: "The London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies will be four of the biggest moments in TV history, broadcast in over 200 countries to an audience of four billion people.

"The equivalent advertising value that will deliver for the UK could be up to STG5 billion, however with regards to perception of London and the UK and a tourism legacy you could say that they will be priceless."

A team of leading British creative talent has been put in place to lead the direction of the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies.

In May 2010 filmmaker and producer Danny Boyle was appointed as artistic director for the opening ceremony, while director Stephen Daldry, designer Mark Fisher, Hamish Hamilton - best known for his direction of live TV events - and Catherine Ugwu, producer of the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, were appointed as executive producers across all four ceremonies.

And in February this year, Take That's creative director Kim Gavin was appointed artistic director for the closing ceremonies of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The closing ceremonies team also includes multi-award-winning stage and costume designer Es Devlin and Bond film composer and record producer David Arnold.

In June 2011, Jenny Sealey and Bradley Hemmings were appointed as artistic directors of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Music directors for the opening ceremony are expected to be announced shortly.

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, said: "I am incredibly excited about Danny Boyle's amazing plans for London's opening ceremony.

"Four billion people around the world will be absolutely wowed by what they will see by the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies.

"The ceremonies will be the most fantastic advert for everything that is great about our country."
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Old December 16th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #2697
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Design revealed of BMW sponsors pavilion. Located on the Waterworks river west of the Aquatic Centre. Complete with waterfall.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #2698
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FOUR BILLION TO WATCH 2012 CEREMONIES

More than four billion people worldwide are expected to tune in to watch the opening and closing ceremonies for the London Olympics - worth up to STG5 billion ($A7.7 billion) in advertising terms, organisers say.

About 20,000 people from across the UK will perform in the four ceremonies next year.

Organisers have so far remained tight-lipped about which big acts will feature in the ceremonies at the start and end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games - rumours include performances from Take That, the Spice Girls and even Beatles legends Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, but nothing has been announced officially.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) says more than 10,000 hopefuls turned up for a first round of auditions for volunteer performers at the ceremonies.

The ceremonies are predicted to be viewed by a worldwide TV audience of four billion people in more than 200 countries.

In advertising terms, the equivalent airtime value is expected to be worth between STG2 billion and STG5 billion.

Sir Martin Sorrell, head of advertising giant WPP, said: "The London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies will be four of the biggest moments in TV history, broadcast in over 200 countries to an audience of four billion people.

"The equivalent advertising value that will deliver for the UK could be up to STG5 billion, however with regards to perception of London and the UK and a tourism legacy you could say that they will be priceless."

A team of leading British creative talent has been put in place to lead the direction of the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies.

In May 2010 filmmaker and producer Danny Boyle was appointed as artistic director for the opening ceremony, while director Stephen Daldry, designer Mark Fisher, Hamish Hamilton - best known for his direction of live TV events - and Catherine Ugwu, producer of the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, were appointed as executive producers across all four ceremonies.

And in February this year, Take That's creative director Kim Gavin was appointed artistic director for the closing ceremonies of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The closing ceremonies team also includes multi-award-winning stage and costume designer Es Devlin and Bond film composer and record producer David Arnold.

In June 2011, Jenny Sealey and Bradley Hemmings were appointed as artistic directors of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Music directors for the opening ceremony are expected to be announced shortly.

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, said: "I am incredibly excited about Danny Boyle's amazing plans for London's opening ceremony.

"Four billion people around the world will be absolutely wowed by what they will see by the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies.

"The ceremonies will be the most fantastic advert for everything that is great about our country."
http://london2012.olympics.com.au/ne...012-ceremonies
wow..more then half people on the earth will watch it!
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Old December 16th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #2699
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Great and very modern park!
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Old December 17th, 2011, 04:58 AM   #2700
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Thumbs up for BDP's tallest building

BDP's student housing scheme for Unite in Stratford, London has been given the go ahead by the Olympic Delivery Authority. The project will be BDP’s tallest building at 28 storeys and it will be the first building to be completed on the Olympic Park post games in 2014.

The site is at the end of Stratford City’s new boulevard and the building forms a highly visible gateway location in close proximity to the Olympic park and stadia, and the new international transport links. The building form is shaped in response to the immediate surroundings creating a home from home for students in a new city settlement. The tower is set around an internal courtyard, orientated to capture the best sunpath and provide a tranquil retreat from the urban environment.

The project consists of 951 study bedrooms designed for a wide range of university students, from fresher to postgraduate. Accommodation is enhanced with common rooms, a series of terraces and a roof top conservatory inviting social interaction for groups of all sizes. The ground floor offers a welcoming reception area, storage for bicycles, a launderette, retail units at street level and a coach station.

The building is designed to meet BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standards, as required by the brief. Features include storm water attenuation, provision of green roofs and the use of whole house ventilation with heat recovery, with a high level of insulation and air tightness. The entire heating and hot water load for the development will be provided by CHP which uses sustainable bio fuel.





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