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Old May 20th, 2012, 03:50 PM   #3221
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2 months to go...

Is everything ready to date or there's still some work to do...?

What about the 'Smarties' around the stadium, they're not longer topical?
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Old May 20th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #3222
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All permanant works finished a couple of months back as scheduled. But there's a lot of temporary overlay work currently still going on. As the London 2012 site points out:

For London 2012, this [temporary overlay] includes more than 200,000 seats, enough tents to cover the whole of Hong Kong, and enough toilets to service the entire population of Malta...

...The Olympic Park represents a particular challenge due to its scale and complexity – around 60-70 overlay projects are required there to get it ready.


So the temporary seating for events like Hockey, BMX is going up, toilets, tents, temporary studios for SKY, BBC and other brodcasters, food stalls, the huge hospitality tent, back of house operations etc.

Outside of the Olympic Park this means setting up temporary stands at Greenwich Park (happening as we speak) for the Equestrian, seating at venues like the sailing, rowing etc. and perhaps one of the biggest challenges: building the temporary beach volleyball venue in the short six weeks between the end of Trooping The Colour and the start of the Olympics.

And then of course there's decorating the Park, venues, roads anc city with flags, banners etc. and getting the venues decked out in all their colour.

A lot to do still, but everything on schedule.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overlay_architecture
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Old May 20th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #3223
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Splashing the cash: Zaha Hadid on her £267m Olympic pleasure dome

Zaha Hadid is the outspoken powerhouse behind the Aquatics Centre, London 2012’s most spectacular structure. The world’s foremost female architect talks empire building, modernism and making men suffer with Marcus Field

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifest...e-7763058.html
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Old May 21st, 2012, 03:25 AM   #3225
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Impressive! Thanks for posting them.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:50 AM   #3226
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That orbit is really ugly!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 08:05 AM   #3227
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Love the Orbit...love the whole area
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Old May 21st, 2012, 11:13 AM   #3228
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Orbit is very nice!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 12:07 PM   #3229
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ahah biggest Mcdo in europe is looming lol ... dixit the Sun
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Old May 21st, 2012, 12:42 PM   #3230
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I love the Orbit, it's doing what it's supposed to do, splitting opinion & creating a talking point.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 03:22 PM   #3231
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whether the orbit looks ugly or not, it is indeed an iconic and easily recognizable structure and this is what london needs.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 03:27 PM   #3232
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Argghhhh, can people, news reporters, and London 2012 for that matter stop using that horrible word "iconic". I honestly don't know what isn't iconic anymore, such is its overuse in the media these days.

Sorry, a little bugbear of mine that.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 04:22 AM   #3233
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This is nothing to do with The Voice. He's actually carrying the Olympic Flame, and running through Taunton with it. Go Will! (Black Eyed Peas)






http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/weird-ce...through-843098


go will!
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 05:04 AM   #3234
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 05:33 AM   #3235
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Kind of off topic , but what's up with all the towns in Southeastern Massachusetts being named after cities in England?

There's Taunton, Swansea, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Attleboro, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Somerset and much more that I can't think off the top of my head.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 05:40 AM   #3236
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united states of america was founded by thirteen british colonies of the united kingdom.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History..._United_States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteen_Colonies
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:35 PM   #3237
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Yeah - Massachusetts is in New England which kinda gives a clue where the majority of the original colonists came from!
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:38 PM   #3238
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Access Lift for disabled people - London Aquatics Centre

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Old May 23rd, 2012, 10:34 AM   #3239
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Its really very nice to see this info about Olympic buildings.

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Old May 23rd, 2012, 11:05 AM   #3240
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Kind of off topic , but what's up with all the towns in Southeastern Massachusetts being named after cities in England?

There's Taunton, Swansea, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Attleboro, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Somerset and much more that I can't think off the top of my head.
it might have something to do with the English settlers
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