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Old April 27th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #1181
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also just to add, some people on here are trying to compare Beijing and London - lets not forget Beijing's bird nest stadium is sitting empty now without being regularly used. It is a very expensive white elephant, but for a government like China the expense won't matter as much as it would to the British especially when considering the economic climate. the Chinese public literally had no say, whereas in Britain everything has to be accounted for and the public will want to know how much and where the money is being used, it can't be like China where they spent as much money as they wanted. The British public won't have that and We don't want our stadium to be a white elephant like Beijing.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 07:04 AM   #1182
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Here is why i think the olympics in London will be great, scenes reminicent of this!

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Old April 27th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #1183
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[IMG]http://i43.************/ixcw91.jpg[/IMG]

don't want draw com parables with the previous host stadium
but this shot did remind me of the Chinese stadium but its London2012
stadium

The steel work at the back reminded me of the previous host

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Old April 27th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #1184
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I don't have a problem with the simplicity of the architecture itself, in the current economic climate, the practicality and sensibility of it all makes sense... but the colour scheme for the logo (don't even go there!) - saying that if they keep the logo like it is, they should go all out and wash every single Olympic molecular related cell in all those bright, primary colours. There should be no shades of grey anywhere.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 07:31 AM   #1185
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Olympics-Design chief warns of London "wasteland" legacy

LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) - London's Olympic Park could become a wasteland after the 2012 Games unless better legacy plans are put in place to counter the removal of temporary stadiums, one of the British government's chief design advisers was reported as saying on Friday.

Paul Finch, chairman of Cabe's 2012 panel, the review group tasked with overseeing the architecture and urban design of the London Games, warned that the 500-acre site could consist of "huge gaping holes" once the temporary stadiums had been removed.

"The big concern is that it will be a bit like the Millennium Dome, surrounded by huge areas of wasteland with literally nothing there," he was quoted as saying in Building Design, a newspaper for architects.

"This is something that is being worked on now, but if you look at the Olympic site and consider what the map will look like a couple of months after the Games, once all the temporary facilities have been taken out, there are going to be an awful lot of great big gaps in the site -- this is really the big challenge now."

Temporary venues include the 12,000-seater basketball arena and part of the 100,000-square-metre International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre (IBC/MPC).

His comments came after Cabe refused to support the proposed designs for the IBC/MPC put forward by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).

Cabe said there were serious concerns over the quality of architecture, which it described as "extremely weak".

The design for the IBC showed a "paucity of imagination", it said, which could even blight the Olympic legacy, while more work was needed to improve the "large monolithic block" of the MPC.

"Unless there is a fundamental rethink, then people could be forgiven for wondering why sheds have been removed from the Lower Lea Valley in the name of high quality urban regeneration, only to be reinstated at a much larger scale," it said in a statement.

The ODA, which is responsible for construction of the venues, said in a statement: "Work on the external appearance of the buildings is ongoing and we look forward to discussing this further with Cabe and other partners."
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Old May 12th, 2009, 11:51 AM   #1186
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2012 stadium to host New Year fireworks spectacular
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Boris Johnson is planning a spectacular free New Year's Eve party for 80,000 Londoners in the Olympic stadium seven months before the Games begin.

A giant fireworks display will light up the East End and top music acts will play in the arena on 31 December 2011 to herald the beginning of Olympic year.

Plans for the event are taking shape as David Higgins, the Olympic Delivery Authority chief executive, becomes confident construction work will be completed in time to open the park to the public well before the Games.

City Hall stressed the Olympic party would not repeat the fiasco of the East End's last big New Year's Eve bash, at the Millennium Dome in 1999, when massed ranks of VIPs attended and thousands of ticketholders were forced to queue outside.

Acts taking to the stage in the 80,000-capacity stadium may include Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and Hackney-born Leona Lewis, in a reunion for the song Whole Lotta Love. They performed it at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium last summer. Pyrotechnics are likely to be supplied by Chinese firm Panda Fireworks, the company which was hired for the Beijing opening ceremony and has been touting for repeat Olympic business in London.

The Mayor is keen to avoid a repeat of the Athens Games when the Olympic Park remained a building site until days before the opening ceremony.

The party would also allow officials to “stress-test” facilities before the Games, which will attract about 500,000 spectators a day. Dan Ritterband, City Hall director of marketing, said: “We've been looking at other host cities and their Olympic parks tend to turn into ghost towns afterwards because the first time they open to the public is just before the Games. We want to sell the park to Londoners.”

The New Year's Eve party is expected to be the first in a series of outdoor events in the park for the Cultural Olympiad, to celebrate the arts alongside the Games.
Sounds great........
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Old May 12th, 2009, 12:39 PM   #1187
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Well done London..... I think this stadium design was a sensible decision. No point in building the Birds Nest equivalent as splendid as was it is to sit here and go to waste. I believe the re-generation of this area will look fantastic by the time the Olympics starts.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 02:28 PM   #1188
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Zaha Hadid's Aquatic Centre continues to impress. The roof structure will be complete in August, with the pools dug out by Christmas.

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The stadium is now three quarters complete, with the south side structure fully erected.

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 05:53 PM   #1189
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ONE YEAR ON VIDEO from London2012

http://www.london2012.com/blog/2009/...ne-year-on.php
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 06:05 PM   #1190
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 06:07 PM   #1191
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This is much more preferable to me than a monolith in the middle of a hugely uninviting concrete parade ground, which is what Beijing offered. Beijing 08 was a perfect games for an archticture forum to get its teeth in but the Olympics aren't about architecture and London is focussing on different aspects and giving less weight to huge architectural statements. It's fairly predictable how that would go down in a forum like this!
have you ever been in China once? or specially when the big sport events goingon, like last Football world cup, this situation like this foto are everywhere been seen in China, and in every bar you could watch every football games with lots of people and fun.

so would you PLEASE, your GREAT britsh people just stop put other people under your feet, and show how good you are
this world has alot of wonderfull things, BUT NEVER EVER only the kind of your British are!
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Old May 24th, 2009, 11:40 AM   #1192
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We do get nice days in the UK! stadium looking good......

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Old May 24th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #1193
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Looking good.

Just found these proposals for Transport for London posters..


they'd look so good around town.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:46 PM   #1194
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woah those are pretty kool!!!
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #1195
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simplicity at its finest.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #1196
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Old May 27th, 2009, 06:44 AM   #1197
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at least they are thinking ahead...saw a piece on Bejing stadium is now a ghost town. Converting 30% of it into low income housing should be great for the area in the long term.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 07:36 AM   #1198
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Looking good.

Just found these proposals for Transport for London posters..


they'd look so good around town.
love it
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #1199
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yeah very cool,
as da vinci said "Simplicity is the ultimate Sophistication."
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Old May 30th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #1200
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