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Old March 26th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #321
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so many little girls in this thread.

london is what it is.busy, vibey, cultural,fun, grimy, big city bla bla bla..its the very fact that it has so many characteristics that draws thousands of youth from around the world to live in the city each year, even without the olympic games. if ure soft and whiney then the big city simply is not for you.
yes, who cares if you love london, or dislike London. every city in this world is unique, but when SOME of you guys defending for london, just DO NOT take other cities as your shield. and throw childish kritiks on other UNIQUE AND LOVELY CITIES
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Old March 27th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #322
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^ Totally agree... It's just a cheap shot using other cities in your defense!
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Old March 27th, 2008, 02:42 AM   #323
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^ Totally agree... It's just a cheap shot using other cities in your defense!
If any of you are willing to trawl back a few pages and actually read I think you will see that it was actually people attacking London who mentioned all of these other cities, the people from London just want to discuss the 2012 games, comparisons with Bejing 2008 are inevitable
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Old March 27th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #324
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If any of you are willing to trawl back a few pages and actually read I think you will see that it was actually people attacking London who mentioned all of these other cities, the people from London just want to discuss the 2012 games, comparisons with Bejing 2008 are inevitable
so you do mean that you are willing to make mistakes just cause other people did it?
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Old March 27th, 2008, 10:05 PM   #325
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so you do mean that you are willing to make mistakes just cause other people did it?
stop being a mug and drop it!
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Old March 27th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #326
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stop being a mug and drop it!
is this your last words? take easy man.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #327
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ANYWAY I do believe we were discussing the 2012 Olympics in London on this thread.

Here are some pics of the stadium site; they have 'dug out' half of the bowl which the stadium will sit in, 25,000 of the permanent seats will be in this bowl, and the temporary 55,000 seats during the Games will 'hover' above the bowl allowing spectators viewing access into the stadium from the surrounding entertainment level around the edge.

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And here's the surrounding area being redeveloped and landscaped to allow spectators direct access from the surrounding area over the rivers and railway lines.

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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #328
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When are they burying the power lines underground?
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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #329
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When are they burying the power lines underground?
They have built the tunnels and installed cabling, the electricity is transferred in August this year underground, and dismantling will start in September.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #330
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Hmmmm.........so they'll be coverting the the Olympic Village into social housing. Because if there is one thing that the East of London is lacking it is mid and high rise social housing

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Old March 29th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #331
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Because if their is one thing that the East of London is lacking it
mid and high rise social housing
It is actually.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #332
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It is actually.
Oh I agree, that there is definitely a lack of affordable housing pretty much anywhere in London but dumping a high volume of it into one corner of a city always proves disasterous.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #333
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Are they going to demolish all the industrial buildings in the area?
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Old March 31st, 2008, 12:02 AM   #334
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Are they going to demolish all the industrial buildings in the area?
They mostly already have.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 03:35 PM   #335
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does anyone know how far south the pylons are going to be removed? I've heard to west ham station but I remember reading somewhere that the tunnel will go as far as canning town

(sorry if this has come up previously - search function keeps throwing an error... )
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Old March 31st, 2008, 04:08 PM   #336
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does anyone know how far south the pylons are going to be removed? I've heard to west ham station but I remember reading somewhere that the tunnel will go as far as canning town
All pylons within the Olympic Park will go, with five (or four, can't remember the exact number) remaining along the Greenway route between Stratford High Street and West Ham station. Although the cables will be removed, the pylons will stay and be turned into 'markers' for spectators walking from West Ham station. It's hoped they will be adorned with lights in the Olympic colours and eventually after the Games be turned into local art installation spaces for the local community.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 03:12 PM   #337
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April 2008 aerial pics now up on the london2012 website.

Olympic Park

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Old April 4th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #338
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What a huge site
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Old April 4th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #339
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Surprisingly I believe London's is going to be the most compact Olympic Park. It will definitely have the most green, that's for sure.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #340
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The London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today released new aerial photographs of the Olympic Park, showing progress made to clear the area for construction three months early.

The site of the Olympic Stadium will this week be handed over to Team Stadium, the Sir Robert McAlpine-led consortium appointed to design and build the flagship venue, to prepare the area for the start of construction at the end of May, three months ahead of schedule.

The images show the progress that has been made to dig the Stadium bowl which will contain the field of play and lower tiers of seating.

ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said progress has been “huge” with hundreds of buildings demolished and thousands of tonnes of contaminated soil cleaned.

Team Stadium will now begin the preparatory works and mobilisation that is needed before construction can begin. This includes creating access roads for construction vehicles, final investigations for the start of piling work and moving the team to the site.

The site offices for the Olympic Stadium workers have been constructed ready for numbers to dramatically increase. At the peak of the construction of the Olympic Stadium, there will be well over 1,000 staff based in the site offices, ranging from engineers and architects to foremen and digger drivers. The first 50 are expected to be moved to the offices next month.


Ground levels have had to be lowered by nine metres to create the sunken area for the track and permanent lower tiers of seating. This means that over 800,000 tonnes of soil – enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall nine times over – has had to be been taken away from the Stadium area over the last three months to be reused elsewhere on the site.

Before construction begins, work will continue to create the podium level and form the Stadium construction platforms. Approximately 6,500 cubic metres of concrete will be recycled from other parts of the site and crushed to form a solid platform to support construction works.

The ODA aims to clear and clean the majority of the 2.5 square kilometres Olympic Park by Beijing 2008, which includes demolishing over 220 buildings and cleaning 1.3 million tonnes of contaminated soil with over 90 per cent of waste materials being reused or recycled.

The site offices for the Olympic Stadium workers have also been constructed ready for numbers to dramatically increase. At the peak of the construction of the Stadium, there will be well over 1,000 staff based in the site offices, ranging from engineers and architects to foremen and digger drivers. The first 50 are expected to be move to the offices this month.

The Olympic Stadium is largely an island site surrounded by waterways and is contaminated from many years of previous industrial use. Monitoring has been carried out on the site during the earthworks programme and this has detected small amount of low level radiological finds. This soil, with mild radioactive properties present due to the past industrial activity over the last 100 years or so, is being managed so that it presents no risk to public or workers.

It has been stockpiled separately on site and will be taken away to be disposed of in the next few weeks. The ODA has been cooperating with the relevant authorities, the Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive, throughout this process.

Team Stadium Consortium consists of:

Construction Contractor - Sir Robert McAlpine

Architect - HOK Sport

Sports Venue Designer - HOK Sport

Structural Engineer - Buro Happold

Building services engineer - Buro Happold

Landscape architect: HED

Planning Consultant - Savills Hepher Dixon

Projects they have worked on include:

The 60,000 seat Arsenal Stadium (Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, HOK Sport, Buro Happold).

Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia (HOK Sport) the main Stadium for the Sydney Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2000. The Stadium held 110,000 spectators during the Games and was reconfigured to 80,000 seats after the Games.

ExCeL Exhibition Centre (Sir Robert McAlpine, Buro Happold). A 65,000m 2 exhibition space in London Docklands that will be used as a venue for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

The Eden Project (Sir Robert McAlpine, Buro Happold). Award-winning sustainable and innovative visitor attraction in Cornwall
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