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Old August 13th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #3621
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Is that red thing going to remain?
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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #3622
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Is that red thing going to remain?
Yes London Orbit.......its a art Sculpture....

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Old August 14th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #3623
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Man, I miss the Olympics already! I think that these 2012 games were some of the best I have seen, and the Olympics Park is just beautiful!

I can't wait to see the development afterwards now.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #3624
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Went the other day.

The park is incredible!
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Old September 11th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #3625
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What happens next:

http://www.noordinarypark.co.uk/when
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Old September 14th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #3626
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Here is the link for the latest planning application for the Olympic Stadium.

I am sure that this will be subject to change again.

http://planningforms.newham.gov.uk/o...=M7GGSXSZ01L00
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Old September 30th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #3627
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Olympic Park undergoing transformation

Olympic Park transform the Olympic site into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

http://www.itv.com/news/london/2012-...ransformation/
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Old October 5th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #3628
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Looking forward to see how it'll turn out.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #3629
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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #3630
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Old October 8th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #3631
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Transformation of London's Olympic Park gets under way

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Old October 8th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #3632
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It's a joke, right?
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Old October 13th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #3633
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The man in charge of the Olympic Park's next incarnation

Dennis Hone, interim chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, on the future of the Olympic Park

The Spanish basketball team "trashed their apartments" after losing to the USA in the final and a Moroccan athlete took out a sprinkler system that crashed through several floors by playing with a remote control aircraft.

But, all in all, London got away lightly in terms of damage to the Athletes Village traditionally incurred by host Olympic cities, according to the man responsible for putting it right.

The Olympic Delivery Authority still has to complete £150m worth of work on the Olympic Village to make the apartments ready to be handed over to developers Qatari Diar and Delancey. But it is the London Legacy Development Corporation, of which the ODA chief executive, Dennis Hone, is also interim chief executive, that is taking up most of his time.

Chiefly, the knotty question of what to do about the Olympic Stadium, amid ongoing negotiations with West Ham over the cost of the modifications the football club require. While football would attract large crowds on a regular basis, Hone said that, aside from the stadium conversion, there were also attendant costs in terms of the stewarding and transport considerations.

"We've had discussions with all of the bidders. The difficulty is that we're balancing the adaptations we have to make to the stadium against the proposals that have come in and the benefits – financial and otherwise – that those proposals bring. If it was a knockout [verdict] it would be an easy decision, but it's not," said Hone.

The decision, which has already been subject to endless delays, could now be put back beyond the deadline of the end of the month. Once the main tenants have been decided, a stadium operator will be appointed to manage a programme of concerts and other sporting events around the 20 days of athletics and community use already guaranteed.

Some at City Hall believe that, with the already iconic stadium having proved its worth as a concert and sporting venue during the Olympics, the LLDC should press on without football. But others, including the London mayor, Boris Johnson, believe that West Ham still offer the most sustainable long-term solution while wanting to ensure that the deal is beneficial to taxpayers.

Hone, dismissed West Ham's concerns that the stadium would not feel like their own. "You've got Milan and Inter. You've got Lazio and Roma," he said. "They can dress the stadium between games so that everyone feels like it's their home ground. That's absolutely doable."

But aside from that pressing issue, which has dogged discussions about the Olympic legacy since before the bid was made, Hone is keen to emphasise the progress that has been made in planning for the future of a Park through which more than 10m ticketholders passed during both Games.

Hone was parachuted in as the chief executive of the LLDC following the controversial ousting of his predecessor, Andrew Altman, who together with the former chair, Margaret Ford, conceived the 20-year masterplan on which the development is based.

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Old October 13th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #3634
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I really envy people who managed to visit/work at the park. I was supposed to work as a security guard but because G4S screwed up so badly I didn't get the chance
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Old October 14th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #3635
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How so if initially there was a shortage of security?
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Old October 14th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #3636
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Old October 17th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #3637
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It's a winner, so give our Olympic stadium the Stirling Prize

-- Link to London Evening Standard article --

The Stirling Prize, Britain’s most important annual award for a work of architecture, is presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects on Saturday in Manchester. This has been an Olympic year of unprecedented British sporting achievement, and the Olympic Stadium in Stratford is shortlisted, alongside five other buildings.

With the inevitability of Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France, or Andy Murray a major, it has to win. It probably will. What else is architecture for, if not to bring people together, to provide a setting for the expression of common values, and make a dignified backdrop for the best of human activity?

It may seem obvious to us but the jury (architects Nicholas Grimshaw, Joanna van Heyningen and Hilde Daem, with broadcaster Naomi Cleaver and former V&A director Mark Jones) finds itself damned either way as it picks a winner. Does it give the prize to the stadium (and a £20,000 cheque that the architect, hugely successful stadium specialist Populous, doesn’t need), and heap further approval on a building that has been the epicentre of a year-long national self-esteem-building exercise? Or does it insist that while the country might have enjoyed itself in the stadium, there are architectural values more important than mere popularity and functional success? Either the jury makes a pointlessly obvious choice or rewards some nuance of architectural quality that only a certain cultural cadre will understand.

In this respect, the Stirling Prize is a synecdoche of the dilemma of architecture in this country. Much of the British public seems to hate architects for their perceived arrogance and their supposed ignorance of ordinary daily life. On the other hand, architects risk putting themselves out of a job if they don’t insist that there’s some special quality of “space” and its organisation to which only they hold the key. This is why many architects have such a problem with things that are genuinely popular. They see their work as transcending The X Factor, McDonald’s, Ikea and video games and getting drunk on a Friday night and, particularly, historical decoration on buildings. Many of them feel the need to separate themselves from the popular to maintain their guardianship of universal values.

The other buildings on this year’s Stirling shortlist are, for the record: The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield by David Chipperfield Architects, Stanton Williams’s Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge, the Belfast Lyric Theatre by O’Donnell & Tuomey, and two from Rem Koolhaas’s OMA practice, New Court Rothschild Bank in London and Glasgow’s Maggie’s Cancer Centre. All of these are the outcome of architect and client in private and productive embrace, resulting in works of architecture that focus on the universals of art, beauty, science, theatre, responsible capitalism and dignity in death. Stratford’s stadium is about some of these things but stays in the memory more for the Mobot, Bolt and Blake camping it up, giant fluffy Wenlocks, Segway-mounted cameramen, Danny Boyle’s dancing nurses, Fatboy Slim in a giant Octopus. Of course it was designed by Populous, but it’s also part of a process beyond anybody’s control.

I’m not sure whether it complicates or simplifies the Stirling jury’s decision that, as architecture, the Olympic Stadium is a really good stadium. It’s a Meccano set of lightweight white-painted steel set on top of the great earthwork of the lower tiers of seating: a modern celestial/chthonic division perfect for a festival with its roots in pre-Socratic Greece. Pretty much any big stadium standing alone in a landscape looks monumentally cool (think of Twickenham, which is no oil painting yet looks great from the A316), but at Stratford it’s the choreography of your journey from landscape to building that is the big success. Because the field of play and the lower tiers of seating are in a bowl hollowed out of the earth, the ground level at which you enter is above the first 25,000 seats. When you wander through and emerge from the dark undercroft of the stands into the stadium proper, these lower tiers fall away and you are hit by the drama of the 80,000-capacity arena. It’s the only stadium I’ve seen where the best view is from ground level. Speaking as someone who has filed up and down the concrete stairs of West Ham United’s Upton Park, the lightness and economy of the Olympic Stadium is a pleasure.

The RIBA’s prize for lifetime achievement, the Royal Gold Medal, was also announced just two weeks ago. A jury (of all architects — Peter Clegg, Yvonne Farrell, Adrian Forty, Niall McLaughlin and Sarah Wigglesworth) gave it (with bludgeoning inevitability) to Peter Zumthor, the 69-year-old designer of last year’s Serpentine Pavilion, who works in a small office he designed for himself in a mountain village in Switzerland. He’s a great architect but has benefited his entire career from the exceptionally conducive conditions in Switzerland for making good architecture, mainly in contexts that do not demand the compromises that public housing or schools or indeed any really useful building type demands. He represents the architect as ascetic, devotee of the mysteries.

Populous and Zumthor are both architects, yes, but they are engaged in wholly different, almost opposite, activities. One is an apolitical service provider, rolling with the punches of the system, taking compromise as its starting point and toeing the client’s party line about “legacy” and so on. The other is an artist/priest who really doesn’t know or care about the way you live or the things you find entertaining.

In the end, in architecture, every building finds someone to praise it. There are hundreds of architecture awards, mostly not very financially profitable for the winners (but exceedingly so for the organisers, who make a packet from entry fees and sponsorship), and architects’ careers are rammed full of opportunities to be honoured or ignored. There’s the Wood Awards, Brick Awards and Copper Awards, awards for the youthful or elderly architect, awards for architects specialised in housing or hospitals or public lavatories, or those with regional biases. And if all else fails, there’s always the Hot Dip Galvanizing Association Awards (the criteria for which I’m not too sure about), who would probably give you a trophy if you just agree to turn up on the night and eat the rack of lamb.

Google-Image search any of these and you’ll find tuxedoed men (usually) with difficult glasses, gurning for the camera as they receive a priapic trophy in the windowless banqueting hall of a Hilton hotel somewhere. They’re like graduation ceremonies but recurring every year, preserving the eternal youth of the profession (another myth nurtured by architects that I don’t have space to go into right now) from a fountain of bland but high-alcohol-content red wine.

I’m a London partisan but I still think the stadium should win the Stirling Prize this weekend, not because Populous should be admitted to the brotherhood of great artists but to emphasise another side of architecture: one where the setting defers to the event in glorious fashion.
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Channel 5 is in talks to move to the Olympic media centre, the Standard can reveal. The television company is being lined up as one of the tenants of the £330 million base, which was home to 20,000 journalists during the Games.

Owned by Richard Desmond, Five is currently in nearby Lower Thames Street and is thought to be the front-runner among several broadcasters eyeing a move to the Olympic Park.

They would be tenants of the “iCITY” consortium, which has won the bid to take over the media centre to establish a “digital cluster”. Hackney Community College and Loughborough University are signed up to move in when it opens in autumn next year with the creation of 4,500 jobs.

iCity, which is owned by property developer Delancey and “data centre” specialist Infinity, said it was in talks with Five as well as several other major broadcasters.

The media centre comprises an office block and a vast broadcast centre the size of a Canary Wharf skyscraper. Five was not available for comment.
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What does this look like now, after the olympics?
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