daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments

General Urban Developments Discussions of projects shorter than 100m/300ft. Also, please post all other threads not specified in other Development News subforums here.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 5th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #3021
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

Welcome to the East End Riviera
Newham is getting yachts, palm trees and champagne for the Games


See > http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/l...a-7618522.html

[IMG]http://i43.************/73hv6u.jpg[/IMG]

and http://www.formansfishisland.com/din...i_riviera.html East End Riviera
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 5th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #3022
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,916
Likes (Received): 7139

Pretty interesting. Had no idea of this project.
__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #3023
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,916
Likes (Received): 7139

__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #3024
Mr_Andersonn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,142
Likes (Received): 167

That apparently is about 12,000 people for the run on 31st March 2012.

Can't wait to see the place full........
Mr_Andersonn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #3025
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,916
Likes (Received): 7139

Especially at night, it'll be a terrific atmosphere.
__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #3026
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

Quote:
Last of London's major stadiums built on Park

LONDON - Building work has finished on the London Olympic Park's last remaining major stadium, the water polo arena, a month before a test event, Games organizers said on Monday.


Pictures taken from a helicopter show the London 2012 Olympic Park, including the Olympic Stadium (top), of the athletics and opening and closing ceremonies, the Velodrome (bottom L), site of the cycling events, and the Aquatics Centre (bottom R), site of the swimming events, and street views. [Photo/Agencies]

The temporary venue, with its silver-coloured wrap and inflatable roof, was built by a firm forced to move from its previous site in Stratford, east London, to make way for the Olympic Park.

The wedge-shaped 5,000-seat stadium, costing about 25 million pounds ($40 million), was made from recyclable plastic, and is the last major venue to be built on the site by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), the body responsible for infrastructure.

It will stage the men's and women's water polo competitions before being taken down and the parts reused elsewhere in the country.

"The unique sloping roof design makes it instantly recognisable and, as with all our venues, huge efforts have gone into both sustainability and ensuring we don't build venues that have no use after the Games," the ODA's Chief Executive Dennis Hone, said in statement.

The venue, next to the striking aquatics centre in the south of the Olympic Park, has a lightweight roof made of air-inflated recycled PVC cushions which will provide extra insulation and reduce condensation, organisers said.
The only remaining stadium work to be carried out on the park, by the London organizing committee (LOCOG), is seating at the outdoor hockey arena.

ES Group, one of dozens of firms relocated from the 500-acre former industrial site when London was awarded the Games in 2005, built the main structure.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/...t_14984183.htm
SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #3027
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

Quote:
RAF Typhoons to Aggressively Defend London During Olympics


Apparently we’re not taking the defense of this year’s Olympics lightly. The RAF is in full alert, ready to intercept anything that flies off their planned path or into prohibited air space. The Battle of Britain 2!

The MOD has issued a list of directions for pilots flying anywhere through South East England during the Olympics. If you deviate from your flight plan in the restricted area or if you dare entering prohibited airspace, RAF Eurofighter Typhoons constantly flying over the areas above will intercept your aircraft.
These are the directions pilots would have to follow:


Deviation from RESTRICTED Zone Rules or Violation of the PROHIBITED Zone will result in Interception
Contact ATC on in use frequency or Guard 121.5MHz/243.0MHz

• If Typhoon joins on left hand side of your aircraft and rocks wings, then rock your wings and follow Typhoon. Turn away from London.
• If Typhoon breaks left to right in front of your aircraft, then rock your wings and follow Typhoon. Turn away from London.
• If Typhoon break left to right in front of your aircraft whilst deploying flares rock your wings and follow Typhoon. Turn away from London .
The same is true if you get intercepted by a RAF helicopter, which will fire a green laser at your or release flares at night.
http://www.rin.org.uk/Uploadedpdfs/I...s/1220-web.pdf
SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #3028
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,916
Likes (Received): 7139

Olympics + Airshow
__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2012, 01:17 PM   #3029
wawd
Registered User
 
wawd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rotherhithe Peninsula
Posts: 1,494
Likes (Received): 17

the pods:
image hosted on flickr

Olympic Park Visit 31st March by wawd, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Olympic Park Visit 31st March by wawd, on Flickr
__________________
wawd's flickr
wawd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #3030
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

Greece Gets Ready

[IMG]http://i42.************/5uqyzd.png[/IMG]
The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) has announced that Greece's British-born swimming world champion, Spyros Gianniotis, will be the first Torchbearer for the Greek leg of the London 2012 Torch Relay.

Running from 10–17 May, the 3,000km Relay will see the Olympic Flame carried by 500 people as it passes through 34 Greek cities, before being handed to London 2012 representatives ahead of the 70-day Relay around the UK and Ireland.
Liverpool-born Gianniotis, who won gold in the 10km open water event at last year’s FINA World Championships in Shanghai, is expected to be a major medal contender at the 2012 Olympic Games and has already stated that, “swimming in London will be like swimming at home”.

The Greek leg of the Torch Relay will begin on 10 May with a ceremony at the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia, where the Olympic Flame will be lit using the sun's rays in the presence of International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge and London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe. It will then begin its journey across Greece, travelling to the island of Crete before going to Piraeus, Thessalonica, Xanthi and Larissa.

On 17 May, the Flame will arrive in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens – the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 – where it will be handed to the London 2012 delegation.

The UK leg of the Torch Relay will then begin on 18 May, before finishing at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony on 27 July.
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #3031
wawd
Registered User
 
wawd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rotherhithe Peninsula
Posts: 1,494
Likes (Received): 17

walking across the bridge to Westfield is a real treat at night. the colours of the Olympic Park complete with the colours of the shopping centre, and of course the Shard:
image hosted on flickr

Olympic Park Visit 31st March by wawd, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Olympic Park Visit 31st March by wawd, on Flickr

love the colour changing lights on the windmill things:
image hosted on flickr

Olympic Park Visit 31st March by wawd, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Olympic Park Visit 31st March by wawd, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Untitled by wawd, on Flickr
__________________
wawd's flickr
wawd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #3032
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624




Quote:
London 2012 Olympics: IOC faces calls to ban Saudi Arabia after it refuses to send women athletes to Games

The International Olympic Committee is facing calls to ban Saudi Arabia from London 2012 after the country’s Olympic chief ruled out sending women athletes to the Games

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...-to-Games.html
SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #3033
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,916
Likes (Received): 7139

Good pictures wawd.
__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #3034
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

[IMG]http://i39.************/2qipms8.jpg[/IMG]
image dcms

The Great campaign in Tokyo - to promote UK and the Olympics.

https://www.facebook.com/ThisisGREATBritain

Last edited by jerseyboi; April 11th, 2012 at 06:17 PM.
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #3035
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,916
Likes (Received): 7139

Good stuff.
__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #3036
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

dave touring in asia

SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 07:05 AM   #3037
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #3038
S.T.Y AP
Registered User
 
S.T.Y AP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,743
Likes (Received): 626

so cool
S.T.Y AP no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #3039
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

100 Days Mark approaching

Opinion Piece by David Cameron , the Prime Minister .


“In just 100 days time, the 2012 Olympics will open in London - a spectacular start to the greatest show on earth. We want to share these fantastic Olympic and Paralympic games with the people of New Zealand that’s why my message to you today is this: “welcome”.

These games - and this summer - will be a proud moment for Britain. We will not only be staging what we’re determined will be the best Olympics ever, but also celebrating the 60-year reign of Her Majesty the Queen – the second longest-serving monarch on the planet. It’s a very special time for our country and we want to share it with the people of the world and New Zealand.

I know Britain will be looking its best. We’ve built brilliant new venues - on time and within budget. We’ve got our city ready, our transport systems in place, and we are looking forward to welcoming the world.

What will London 2012 offer? My view is that these games are about two things. Yes, sport will be at the heart of this great competition. We will see world records broken, memories created and new friendships begun during the games themselves. But when the events are over and the medals handed out, I am determined that these Olympics will go on changing lives for the better.

This legacy is vital. When we won our bid, Jacques Rogge, the President of the International Olympic Committee, talked about the “distinctive magic” that the UK will breathe into the 2012 Games - and we’ve been making sure it happens.

As the only city to be awarded the Olympics three times, we’ll be holding the games in a great tradition.

In 1908 the modern Olympics came of age in London - the city where Olympic athletes paraded under their national flags for the first time. The route of the marathon – 26 miles, 385 yards – was set so that the race would start at Windsor Castle and finish in front of the stadium’s Royal Box, and that is the distance that has been used worldwide ever since.

Then, in 1948, the Games took place in the shadow of a devastating world war. Yet London succeeded in bringing countries together to celebrate the Olympic ideals of friendship and international community. More than that, they created new opportunities for women in sport, pioneered the Olympic volunteering movement, and laid the foundations for the modern Paralympic Games.

And this summer, when athletes and visitors arrive, they’ll find a whole new quarter of London around the Olympic Park, in the east of the city. It’s been a powerhouse of regeneration, and when the games are over it will be the site of new homes, business and jobs.

We’ve led the way with new methods of design and construction, using low-carbon technologies to make London 2012 the first truly sustainable Games.

And by investing in new sporting facilities and establishing a new ‘School Games’ competition in schools all around the country, we’re inspiring new generations of young people to experience the joys and benefits of sport.

But the legacy of London 2012 is not limited to the Britain. The International Inspiration programme is creating opportunities for more than 12 million people in 20 countries around the world.

Not only is it allowing more young people to enjoy sport today, but it is also helping to change the way these countries promote sport in schools and across society for the long term. It’s a great example of how determined we are to ensure that every nation, and not just the UK, can share in the inspiration of 2012.

So I want these games to be about more than just welcoming athletes to London for a single summer. We want to build new and lasting links between New Zealand and Britain. If you are a student or academic, is a chance to find out more about a country which has four of the top ten universities in the world, and more than 75 Nobel prizes for science and technology alone.

If you are an entrepreneur or investor, London 2012 is a chance to discover new opportunities in a country which has the fewest barriers to entrepreneurship in the world.

And if you are a tourist or visitor, it is a chance to experience Britain’s unique blend of the old and the new – the history and heritage of our castles, landscapes and royal houses alongside the cutting-edge culture of our music and art, our theatre and fashion.

Great sport. Great business. Great culture.

Hosting the London 2012 Games is a tremendous honour. We want to make it a great moment for Britain, and we are looking forward to welcoming the world to be part of it.


David Cameron ,

British Prime Minister

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO120...2-olympics.htm
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 13th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #3040
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

London’s start-up community given investment boost prior to Olympics 2012
SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
london, olympic games 2012, olympic stadium, olympics

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu