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Old January 6th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #1421
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http://www.cnplus.co.uk/technical/20...212444.article

Skanska has completed work to create a link into the Olympic Park beneath the A12 dual-carriageway.

The underpass was constructed on schedule in the north-east corner of the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.

It forms part of the Olympic Loop Road, which will provide access around the Park in Games-time and in legacy.

The underpass was constructed beneath the 6-lane dual carriageway while it remained fully operational to daily traffic. Fifty workers were involved in the project, which was completed in 28 days.

Olympic Delivery Authority chairman John Armitt said: “The delivery of this critical engineering project on time is a significant achievement given the complexities and challenges involved.

“It is a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of our workers and engineers working round the clock to construct the new underpass beneath a busy dual carriageway, without causing any disruption to motorists.”
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Old January 6th, 2010, 08:25 PM   #1422
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Another nice aerial shot.

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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:38 AM   #1423
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2012 London Olypics

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are due to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012.London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.
London was elected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris after four rounds of voting.The successful bid was headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe.
The Olympics prompted a redevelopment of many of the areas of London in which the games are to be held – particularly themed towards sustainability – while the budgetary considerations have generated some criticism
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Old January 7th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #1424
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #1425
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looks very nice
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #1426
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The proposed Marathon Route.

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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #1427
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Bear in mind this was announced at the time of the bid and the exact route is still being discussed. This isn't the final route yet.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #1428
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That map really shows just how crazy it was having incredibly poor areas like Hackney rubbing shoulders with The City and Canary Wharf, some of the richest areas in the world.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #1429
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I hardly think it was planned that way.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #1430
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Bear in mind this was announced at the time of the bid and the exact route is still being discussed. This isn't the final route yet.
I know this is just a proposal.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #1431
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I used to live right next to where the Olympic village will be for over a year back in 2006.
It was not such a nice area, but looking at these photos it just amazes me that it will all be unrecognizable to me (already is to an extent) when i see it again.

Lets hope that whole area gets a makeover and not only the newly built parts.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 10:38 AM   #1432
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That map really shows just how crazy it was having incredibly poor areas like Hackney rubbing shoulders with The City and Canary Wharf, some of the richest areas in the world.
Why is that bad?
If something, it's good because it generates jobs in the vicinity of the poor areas.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 12:20 PM   #1433
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When did I ever say it was bad?

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I hardly think it was planned that way.
Are you sure now?
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Old January 14th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #1434
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When did I ever say it was bad?



Are you sure now?
I intepeted "crazy" as in "crazy/badly planned.
My bad.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #1435
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That map really shows just how crazy it was having incredibly poor areas like Hackney rubbing shoulders with The City and Canary Wharf, some of the richest areas in the world.
why is that crazy?
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Old January 14th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #1436
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Did you look at the last 3 posts. Context mate - crazy doesn't necessarily mean bad. London as a whole is a very random, crazy city - this is a good thing.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #1438
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Did you look at the last 3 posts. Context mate - crazy doesn't necessarily mean bad. London as a whole is a very random, crazy city - this is a good thing.
You come to learn that SSC isn't populated by the smartest of people, don't you?
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Old January 15th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #1439
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Key Olympic Park utilities building up-and-running
15 Jan 2010
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An essential new utilities building in the Olympic Park is now operational, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced today.

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Key architectural elements have been included in the construction of the pumping station to create a visually interesting building including the use of imagery on the external face of the building, feature lighting of the building and tower, landscaping works, and the use of striking colours on key pieces of equipment.

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ODA Director of Infrastructure and Utilities, Simon Wright, said: 'The Pumping Station delivers another essential building block in a new network of utilities that will serve the Olympic Park for generations to come. While the new sporting venues in the Olympic Park will be the main attraction in 2012, the utilities buildings we are constructing will be every bit as essential in helping us deliver a successful Games and a lasting legacy from 2012. The use of key design elements ensure the pumping station is not just functional but also another building of architectural interest in the Olympic Park.'

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Design elements

* Pumping station built as a circular building to reflect engineering used in sewer shafts beneath the ground
* Images have been applied to the exterior of the Pumping Station building of Sir Joseph Balzagette’s drawings of a Victorian sewage pumping station to depict the history of the London sewer network and its Victorian origins
* Two large cylinders housed on outside of building that form part of the air extraction system have been painted pink - the striking pink cylinders have already been nicknamed Pinky and Perky by site workers
* The building includes a 12m-high ventilation tower which includes a blue light at the top to create a ‘beacon’ in the south of the Olympic Park

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Construction

* Construction of Pumping Station and sewer networks started in June 2008 and more than 100 workers were involved at the peak of activity
* The pumping station building is 6m high and the circular outer shell measures 20m across
* Beneath pumping station structure is a 16m-deep, 12.5m diameter shaft connecting the pumping station with 1.8km of sewer tunnels of 1.2m diameter which have been constructed throughout the Olympic Park.
* The complex network of new sewers had to be constructed around a number of obstacles throughout the Olympic Park including 4 rivers and watercourses and 2 operational railway lines
* Sewer networks collect waste water from sites of main venues and buildings in the Olympic Park, and transport it to the pumping station building in the south of the Park where it is then discharged into the Northern Outfall Sewer
* The Olympic Stadium is set to be the first Olympic Park venue to have a permanent connection with the new pumping station and sewer system

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Sustainability features

* A Living Green roof included on pumping station building to help enhance ecological value and biodiversity of Olympic Park by attracting local wildlife
* The roof will have 150sq m of biodiverse space consisting of meadow and grassland planting
* The building will include 12 boxes for bats, black redstart and house sparrows
* External landscaping designed so that surface water runs-off to far corner of the site where a Field Maple tree has been planted to help give further visual interest to the building

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Old January 15th, 2010, 06:47 PM   #1440
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That power station looks great.

It has that industrial-chic which London is quite famous for. Also, the NORD designed brick power station looks great too.
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