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Old May 11th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #3181
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This ugly stadium is so small ...
I think for London, it's not about the stadium or the size but more about the theatrical performances to be shown on high definition TV/monitors worldwide. And it had been reported that was the main reason for the massive lightings on top of the stadium. I would not be surprised if the stadium is to be transformed into " the Globe Theatre" and much of the performances are to be literally staged.

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Old May 11th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #3182
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Fighter planes at Northolt for first time since WWII as elite RAF say they will shoot down passenger jets to protect London
  • Missile defence systems stationed around London including on Blackheath Common and in Epping Forest
  • Chinook Helicopters on standby to take to the air over the Olympic Stadium in the event of a security alert

Elite fighter pilots say they are ‘trained and prepared’ to shoot down a hijacked passenger plane to prevent a 9/11-style suicide attack on the Olympics.

Four Typhoon jets will be on standby to intercept ‘rogue’ aircraft intent on causing carnage at London 2012.

Normally the RAF’s Quick Reaction Alert jets are based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and RAF Leuchars in Fife to defend UK airspace. But the 1,370mph planes will also be stationed at RAF Northolt, in west London, during the Olympics.

It is the first time fighters have been based at the airfield since the Second World War.

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Old May 13th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #3183
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The entire brand design cost £400,000. It is more than just a logo. For an event on this scale this is peanuts for the amount of detailed work that has been put into it and which has lasted over the last five years and has raised over £400 million in sponsorship, the highest in Olympic history.

I don't see the school kids designing anything on the scale of the London 2012 brand.
I am not sure who is mucking around with my profile but someone else wrote this one, not me
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Old May 13th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #3184
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Old May 14th, 2012, 10:43 AM   #3185
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The entire brand design cost £400,000. It is more than just a logo. For an event on this scale this is peanuts for the amount of detailed work that has been put into it and which has lasted over the last five years and has raised over £400 million in sponsorship, the highest in Olympic history.

I don't see the school kids designing anything on the scale of the London 2012 brand.
As I mentioned I did not write that post about schoolchildren. Don't know who did or why. Having said that I have the impression when I talk to people they are cheesed off about it and do think the logo is awful. I am sure this offends the designers but you should be able to handle constructive criticism if you are true artists.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #3186
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As I mentioned I did not write that post about schoolchildren. Don't know who did or why. Having said that I have the impression when I talk to people they are cheesed off about it and do think the logo is awful. I am sure this offends the designers but you should be able to handle constructive criticism if you are true artists.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #3187
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Athen's Olympic Park is truly AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!
The stadium is great ! Not like london"s stadium.
totally agreed.

London stadium is total trash. Architectects forgot about originality & creativity. Its a rehash design of Delhi's commonwealth stadium for 2010 games.

Athens stadium looked magestic & Acropolis looked even more mighty.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #3188
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And what are they used for now?
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Old May 14th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #3189
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totally agreed.

London stadium is total trash. Architectects forgot about originality & creativity. Its a rehash design of Delhi's commonwealth stadium for 2010 games.

Athens stadium looked magestic & Acropolis looked even more mighty.
London's stadium is not total trash. To say so is ignorant and unfair.

Yes, it's not the most impressive stadium or the most expensive, but it still looks good and will fulfill its purpose very well.

I was at the opening event earlier this month and you can already see that it'll be a great stage for the Olympics.

Athens' stadium is indeed beautiful, but now lies pretty much derelict. Beijing's birds nest is amazing, but also isn't used much and even Sydney's stadium has only fairly recently started fulfilling its legacy.

In London the stadium didn't cost the Earth, but looks good, will serve its purpose well and will provide part of a lasting legacy for the city (along with other venues such as the Aquatics Centre and Velodrome) that many other Olympic stadiums haven't done.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #3190
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Yes, Athens has a beautiful, iconic stadium for which we (in my and many other's opinion) do not have - but that is not to say it is a bad stadium. Olympic moments happen on the track and on the field, everything else is a bonus.

Furthermore, people can say what they like about individual venues. I feel we have some truly amazing stadia and infrastructure which will be jewels in the park when the games are televised to the World. Correct me if I'm wrong with the below picture..



I would speculate that this aerial image is of the Athens park as it was for the games or as it was after the games at finished (so ie, not unfinished and still a building site!)

Compared to this..


7 months before the games are to open, in the middle of winter (and on what seems a fairly miserable day weather-wise).

At the end of the day, surely it is better for us all that we have such varied parks and that the games allows for that to happen. I could write a list as long as my arm of preffered stadiums or venues that could be dropped onto sites in London, but at the end of the day the most valuable asset that we will be receiving is the largest new urban park in a century - that is a legacy in itself
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Old May 14th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #3191
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Old May 14th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #3192
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A few months old I think, but nice find
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Old May 14th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #3193
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In London the stadium didn't cost the Earth, but looks good, will serve its purpose well and will provide part of a lasting legacy for the city (along with other venues such as the Aquatics Centre and Velodrome) that many other Olympic stadiums haven't done.
That half disposable stadium will cost GB/London though .
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Old May 15th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #3194
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totally agreed.

Athens stadium looked magestic & Acropolis looked even more mighty.
You mean that magestic roof? U$500 million!

The Acropolis, so mighty, yet not "used" or in ruins for much of its history .
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Old May 15th, 2012, 04:37 AM   #3195
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The London Olympics logo is the ugliest logo I've ever seen.
All I have to say.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 06:46 AM   #3196
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The London Olympics logo is the ugliest logo I've ever seen.
All I have to say.
If you prefer curved lines then it's not for you.

I wonder if this might have something to do with it:

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Old May 15th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #3197
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seen various architectural lighting schemes being tested lately. Pan Peninsular's is pretty damned nice, HSBC and 1CS have recently faffed with their crowns, the Barclays HQ has scaffolding on it while they replace all the crown lights, numbers tower blocks and tall buildings around the place have started to glow in strange colours and now this... Tower Bridge gets it's olympic thing on...

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Old May 15th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #3198
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That half disposable stadium will cost GB/London though .
Yes, that's true, but I think the point is that it didn't cost anywhere near as much as some other Olympic stadiums and will do the job just as well, even if it isn't as monumental as some of its predecessors.
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London 2012: BBC launches 'Digital Olympics' coverage

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