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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #3081
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Athen's Olympic Park is truly AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!
The stadium is great ! Not like london"s stadium.

That's nice...

How about waiting for it to be finished first?... seems like the intelligent thing to do... but I may be giving you too much credit.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #3082
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #3083
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #3084
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The Olympic park looks amazing! Very smart with plenty of green space. Not bad for an ex piece of derelict land.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #3085
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Old April 18th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #3086
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Read yesterday in some construction magazine that over 500 architects have registered designs for it with still 3 more weeks left to go!
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Old April 18th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #3087
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London has entered the world spot light as the host city.

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Old April 18th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #3088
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Old April 18th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #3089
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Exciting times!
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Old April 18th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #3090
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i don't really care about the architecture of the main stadium as it will be used for temporary.

more important thing is to see plenty of colourful flowers, green plants, trees and various kinds of butterflies chilling around the park


Top 10 budget restaurants around London's Olympic stadium

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/201...?newsfeed=true

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Old April 18th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #3091
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construction cost

beijing national stadium (olympic birds nest) - US$423 million

main olympic stadium, london - $777 million

olympic aquatic centre, london - $430 million

emirate stadium, london - $750 million

the wembley stadium, london - $1.43 billion
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Old April 18th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #3092
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construction cost

beijing national stadium (olympic birds nest) - US$423 million

main olympic stadium, london - $777 million

olympic aquatic centre, london - $430 million

emirate stadium, london - $750 million

the wembley stadium, london - $1.43 billion

Yeah, but we have to actually pay our workers wages.
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So did they, obviously not as much as here. Not just China, this applies to all developing countries including Mexico, Indonesia etc.
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So did they, obviously not as much as here. Not just China, this applies to all developing countries including Mexico, Indonesia etc.

Payed in magic beans clearly if the stadium construction of the birds nest cost less than the London one.
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Cropped from picture taken on 16 April 2012 by Anthony Charlton for LOCOG.
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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:

love the colour changing lights on the windmill things:
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London Olympics 2012: real hurdles will be capital's transport system

Test events reveal commuters and spectators will need extra time and face some of the toughest challenges of the Games

Muscles aching, sinews stretched, wowed by the scale of their own Olympic journey: spectators attending the London Games really are going to be pushed to breaking point this summer, at least if the raft of test events staged across the capital's venues on Wednesday are any kind of guide.

The events being staged this week, on and around the 100-days-to-go milestone, are a test not just of London 2012's organisational mojo but of the spectacle itself, the texture and tone of a London Olympics. Plus there is an everyday element. For those spectators lucky enough to have finagled a ticket or two out of the wonka-like distribution system, the coincidence on a single day of wheelchair rugby at the Stratford basketball arena, shooting at the Royal Artillery barracks in Woolwich and synchronised swimming at the aquatics centre represented a genuine test of the nuts and bolts of Olympic attendance, a measure of the groaning transport infrastructure that will be required to ferry the public about its high-cost playpark.

Set the task of commuting from event to event by tube and bus, how would this correspondent fare in real time? As they say on the news before Match of the Day: for those planning a similar sporting odyssey come August and September – look away now.

First up was the rugby in Stratford. It is rather unfortunate that the Olympic Park is serviced by the Jubilee line, an elephantine creature given to lengthy groaning, hissing sulks between platforms. On a pre-Olympic Wednesday a seven-station journey took a mere 20 minutes longer than advertised – and while Londoners are furiously resigned to this kind of thing, Olympic visitors may find it all a little more baffling.

Not, though, as baffling as trying to actually find the Olympic park at the other end. Stratford has been subjected to a violently aspirational makeover in the last seven years, creating a craning ziggurat of walkways and plazas, the vaulting glass shopfronts of the Westfield retail cathedral. It doesn't have any signs though. Nothing to say "Olympics this way" and precious few of the promised pink-jacketed stewards to ferry the test event lost souls towards the flimsy gated compound of the outer park perimeter.

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