daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments

General Urban Developments Discussions of projects shorter than 100m/300ft. Also, please post all other threads not specified in other Development News subforums here.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 4th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #1081
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

latest news video from the bbc> (stadium)


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olym...es/7765446.stm
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 5th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #1082
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

SECURITY TO BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE YET.

Denis Oswald, the chairman of the IOC's co-ordination committee for London 2012, told Telegraph Sport that he expected all previous records to be broken by the security provisions laid on under the supervision of the Metropolitan Police.

"It's really a difficult budget," Oswald said, as he prepared to deliver a lecture at De Montfort University in Leicester. "Compared to previous Games, it is really rocketing.

"I would think it would be the biggest spend on security in Olympic history. It is sad, because you think of all the other things that the money could be spent on, but that is the evolution of the world.

"Athens spent €900 million (£780 million), and brought in support from different countries as well. In the lead-up to 2004, there was an attack in Istanbul, as well as the bombings in Madrid.

"Nobody knows how much it will cost London in the end, because it all depends on the situation: a few attacks like the one in Mumbai, especially if they are closer to this country, and they will have to reinforce security again."

The security budget for the London Games was stepped up in December last year, when an additional £238million contingency fund was added to the £600 million already earmarked for the purpose.

"But the rising costs in other areas, including the Government's need to cover the shortfall in private investment, will make it difficult for the organisers to balance their books.

Plans to build social housing alongside the promised 16,000 beds in the Olympic Village have already been abandoned, and several sports are waiting to see how badly their funding will be slashed as the recession bites into Government revenues.

The man in charge of developing a master plan for Olympic security, the former Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, has just left the project after settling a claim against the force.

But Oswald believes that the UK is ideally equipped to defend itself after years of monitoring terrorist networks.

"Experience plays quite a big role, and with the situation in Ireland the UK has been dealing with terrorism and threats for quite a number of years," Oswald said.

"You probably have the best experts in the world. There is such an evolution that you cannot just rely on what you did 10 years ago, but still I am confident that everything will be safely covered."

The one thing that concerns Oswald is that the outstanding decisions on venues for some sports – most obviously badminton – should be finalised.

"There are still discussions about moving one venue or another,'' Oswald said. "How can you plan your security or your transport if you are not sure where the competition is going to take place?"
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #1083
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

December 9, 2008

London 2012 Olympic Games construction “on time and on budget”

LONDON
About 100 million pounds ($186.4 million) is being spent every month on construction for the 2012 London Olympics despite the economic downturn.

Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said that about 64 per cent of the 9.325 billion-pound ($17.4 billion) budget for the Games will come from the government and 11 per cent from London taxpayers. She said there will be no more public money available, whatever happens.

“There is no more money and, as I have said before, we are on time and on budget,” Jowell said. “The budget is identified and remains the same now as it did when I made the revised budget.”

Jowell said that hosting the Olympics is still be a positive thing for London despite the huge cost and funding difficulties during the global financial crisis.

“The Olympics is essentially economic gold at a time of economic need,” she said. “A shot in the arm for investment.”

from canada press
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #1084
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

London 2012 site cleared of pylons on budget

LONDON: London 2012 organizers managed some good news Tuesday with the announcement that the removal of pylons carrying electric cables across the Olympic Park site had been completed on time and on budget.

On a day when Olympic Delivery Authority chairman John Armitt London expressed concerns that companies building the athletes' village could go under due to the global economic downturn, organizers said a total of 52 pylons and 81 miles (130 kilometers) of overhead wires had been removed.

The work took 424 days at a cost of 250 million pounds ($370 million; €286 million), with 1,300 tons of steel set to be recycled.

The cables were rerouted through two 3.7-mile (6-kilometer) tunnels beneath the site. The tunnels are so big they account for 85 percent of the tunneling work in the U.K. over the past year.

"Removing the final overhead pylon from the Olympic Park site is a hugely symbolic moment as we begin to transform the skyline of east London for good," ODA chief executive David Higgins said. "(It) has created new jobs for local people and business opportunities for a range of companies and unlocks the Olympic Park landscape for the delivery of new homes, world-class sports venues and essential infrastructure."

fromThe Associated Press December 9, 2008
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #1085
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

Jason Bruges Studio and Martin Richman win Olympic bridges competition

Jason Bruges Studio and artist Martin Richman are to create up to 12 bridges and five underpasses in the Olympic Park in east London after winning the Olympic Delivery Authority’s commission for the work.

The pair saw off competition from an eight-strong shortlist also featuring Tonkin Liu and Haque Design & Research to win the commission, worth £24 000.

The bridges and underpasses are to be designed by architect Allies and Morrison, but Jason Bruges Studio (whose submission is pictured) and Richman will work on the final detailed stages of design.


The structures will be built for the 2012 Olympics, but will endure beyond the games as part of the event’s legacy.

Jason Bruges says of the brief, ‘We had to be very openminded and flexible and work backwards.’

ODA chief executive David Higgins says, ‘We have selected two hugely talented artists for this commission, and their winning artwork proposals offer an exciting glimpse of how we can bring to life the bridges and underpasses in the Olympic Park.’

Jason Bruges Studio and Richman will now work with the ODA and Allies and Morrison to further develop their concept designs.

from designweek


[IMG]http://i38.************/2qjzjpw.jpg[/IMG]

Last edited by jerseyboi; December 10th, 2008 at 10:36 PM.
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #1086
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 10 (Reuters) - London 2012 Olympic Games

organisers will finalise the venues for all sports by March next year, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
The venue for badminton and rhythmic gymnastics as well as the shooting venue have yet to be pinned down as London tries to keep construction costs low amid the financial crisis.
"Can we maybe use an existing venue in London to save the construction of this temporary venue? That is a discussion we have with organisers," IOC Olympic Games Director Gilbert Felli told reporters.
Fencing and volleyball have already been moved to existing permanent sites as the government is under pressure to keep costs down after the Olympic budget spiralled from an initial estimate of 2.4 billion pounds ($3.55 billion) to 9.3 billion ($13.75 billion).
"There remains one issue on the venue of shooting," Felli said. "Now there are some discussions to see if there is another land... that could be used."
"We have asked that at least in March all of that will be closed (finalised) so that we know where all the venues are," Felli said.
He said the IOC was not concerned with the cost-related issues linked to the Olympic village as the government is scrambling to raise private funds for the project and saying some contingency funds were necessary for the project.
"We received information that some part of the contingency fund was necessary," Felli said. "That is why you have a contingency fund."
The IOC also decided to use the Hilton Hyde Park hotel as its official hotel during the Games and the nearby Intercontinental as the official National Olympic Committee's hotel, Felli said.
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #1087
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

[IMG]http://i44.************/2aju9oj.jpg[/IMG]
gosh outer stadium frame going up!! zig zag part??

Last edited by jerseyboi; December 17th, 2008 at 06:57 PM.
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #1088
DarJoLe
Registered User
 
DarJoLe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London
Posts: 19,830
Likes (Received): 6360

Blimey.
DarJoLe no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 18th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #1089
acc521
Do you expect me to talk?
 
acc521's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Melbourne, Perth, London
Posts: 7,704
Likes (Received): 450

Wow. Love it when these projects really start to resemble something. Exciting stuff!
acc521 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2008, 09:35 PM   #1090
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

on a Christmas theme the greetings from London2012>


http://www.london2012.com/christmas2008/
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2008, 01:56 PM   #1091
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

Pod Villages
9.3.1 The Pod Villages are an amalgam of light-weight contemporary architecture of
the Pods, and the colour and informality of an English Village Fete – a twentyfirst
century festival for London.
9.3.2 In the illustrative proposals, the Villages are defined by a brightly coloured
meandering line in the Podium pavement. This edges the Concourse, reducing
its apparent scale by associating space with the Villages. The defining line is
proposed to be made from a pavement wearing course incorporating a recycled
glass aggregate, so it glistens, especially at night under the bright festival lights.
9.3.3 The Pods are clustered together in groups, and orientated towards each other
creating micro-neighbourhoods between them. Trees and canopies provide
shelter and shade and define human scaled space for eating, drinking, and
admiring the views along and across the River Valleys.
9.3.4 Informally arranged seating and tables are available for general use, and at night
the festival atmosphere is extended through the colourful illuminated stalls, flags,
canopies and lightshows.
9.3.5 Visitors are encouraged to the Plateau/Podium edges, to enjoy the views to the
verdant River Corridors which surround the Stadium Site, and for the activity and
vibrancy of the Pod Villages to be visible to visitors on the opposite site of the
Valley.
9.3.6 To the south of the Stadium however, the Pods are generally orientated towards
the Stadium and positioned towards the edge of the Podium deck. This controls
access to the Podium edge, and therefore near views down into service areas
beneath the edge. It allows the more distant views to the southern horizon which
is dominated by the developments around Canary Wharf.
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2009, 02:40 PM   #1092
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

Olympics 2012 'will be unique'


Lord Coe has pledged that the London 2012 Olympics will be special in a "unique British way".

Looking back at the 2008 Olympics, Lord Coe, chair of the London Olympic organising committee, said: "Beijing delivered a truly spectacular Games - our Games will be equally memorable in our own unique British way."

The challenge of organising the 2012 Games amid a bitter recession is not far from the minds of London organisers. In view of the economic squeeze London 2012 is pleased that it decided to sign off on deals with nine domestic sponsors early in the run-up to 2012.

from http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukp...9aRUYCqyeUCQvg
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2009, 02:53 PM   #1093
Mo Rush
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 28,964
Likes (Received): 74

Know one of the people tasked with cutting down the space and number of rooms for athletes at the Olympic Village. They can't make it any smaller or athletes in wheelchairs will get stuck!
Mo Rush no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #1094
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

London 2012 cuts its cloth!!

from bbc> new video and interview>

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/...the_cloth.html
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #1095
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarJoLe View Post
How Olympic village will look
Matthew Beard, Sports News Correspondent
08.01.09

NEW images of the £900million Olympic village in Stratford were released by the Olympic Delivery Authority today.



The ODA said work on the 2,800-apartment project remained on track despite continued funding difficulties.

The ODA has already used £95million of contingency funds to bail out the scheme as developer LendLease and its banks struggled to find £450million in private funding.

Olympics chiefs are almost certain to ask for more cash this year for the village.

ODA chief executive David Higgins said: "These images show the progress we are making, keeping us on track to deliver new homes for Londoners together with parks, public squares and community facilities. Our discussions on the funding of the village are continuing."

Construction work on the Olympic village , which will comprise 11 residential blocks, started last May and has already become one of the busiest construction sites in London.

Work has begun on the village's "super-structure". The first above-ground vertical columns have been constructed to form the ground-floor level of the first residential buildings.


looking good!
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #1096
JyeJye
Registered User
 
JyeJye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eden~
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 0

That logo mean nothing..have no signification there..
JyeJye no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #1097
Mo Rush
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 28,964
Likes (Received): 74

Glad its getting finalized. It was a major mission to reduce the number of rooms and space in the rooms to still meet requirements. At least it will be cosy.
Mo Rush no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2009, 11:50 AM   #1098
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarJoLe View Post
image hosted on flickr
looking good too!
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2009, 12:12 PM   #1099
Mo Rush
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 28,964
Likes (Received): 74

ODA reveals basketball arena



09 January 2009

The Olympic Delivery Authority has submitted Wilkinson Eyre’s 2012 basketball stadium for planning permission

The 12,000-seat stadium — which has not been seen until now — will be one of the largest temporary venues built for any Olympic competition, and is designed to be deconstructed and relocated after the games.

The concept designs show a fabric-clad frame, featuring strong geometric designs, graphics or art created by a yet-to-be-appointed cladding subcontractor, and architectural lighting, said the ODA. Cladding will be single-skin, and could be made of recyclable PVC, or even hemp.

Wilkinson Eyre said: “The concept of a temporary arena is intrinsically linked to ODA sustainability targets embodied within the basketball brief. The architecture of the buildings embodies the aspirations of conserve, reuse and recycle.”

The venue will be used for Olympic basketball, Paralympic wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.
Mo Rush no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #1100
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

new video blog from london2012.com

olympic village update>

http://www.london2012.com/blog/2009/...ic-village.php
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
london, olympic games 2012, olympic stadium, olympics

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu