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Old February 12th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #1481
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Old February 12th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #1482
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Old February 12th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #1483
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Old February 13th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #1485
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Vancouver 2010 is under way and the next one is

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Old February 15th, 2010, 01:41 PM   #1486
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Old February 19th, 2010, 12:25 AM   #1487
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O2 Arena to host Olympic gymnastics and basketball

18 February, 2010

By Andrea Klettner

Greenwich council also approves work to fit Royal Artillery Barracks for 2012 shooting and archery events

Plans for the use of the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and North Greenwich Arena (NGA) during the London 2012 Olympic Games have been given the go-ahead by Greenwich council.

Temporary shooting ranges and seating stands will be erected at the barracks, which will host the Olympic shooting and Paralympic shooting and archery events.

The NGA – known to the UK public as the O2 Arena – will host artistic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics and the basketball finals during Olympics, followed by wheelchair basketball during the Paralympics.

Work will begin in May 2012 to transform the NGA into an Olympic venue and will include elements such as tents, cabins, signage, services and equipment in and around the area. The temporary facilities will seat up to 18,000 spectators.

Olympic Delivery Authority chief executive David Higgins said: “The Royal Artillery Barracks will be a fitting venue for the shooting events at the London 2012 Games and our temporary works will help us deliver the best possible facilities for athletes.

“Securing planning permission is an important step forwards and keeps us on track to start installing the temporary measures on site early next year.”
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LeBron James is going to go buck wild in the O2 arena finals. cannot wait.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 09:12 PM   #1489
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Aquatic Centre

The dive tank has been filled. They are probably testing the structure.

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Old February 24th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #1490
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£32m fund to ‘dress’ London in 2012 Olympics brand
Matthew Beard, Sports News Correspondent Matthew Beard, Sports News Correspondent
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London's boroughs are to share a £32 million fund to carry out the capital's biggest branding exercise for the 2012 Games.

Key areas including the West End, theatreland, the Royal Parks and parts of Westminster will be emblazoned with the Olympic logo.

The cash will pay for temporary measures to improve the “look and feel” of the capital from banners and flags to light shows and stages.

City Hall marketing chiefs hope to create a colourful and uniform look incorporating the Olympic rings and the newly designed London logo.

The proposals come amid criticism that Vancouver Winter Games chiefs failed to give their streets an Olympic feel. Organisers ditched plans to “dress” skyscrapers to make savings during the recession.

Councils will be able to put in a bid to City Hall for the “Look of London” funds within a few months.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:20 AM   #1491
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Oh London 2012! ...I'm going to be there!
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Old February 26th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #1493
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Old February 26th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #1494
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London 2012 International Broadcasting Centre cladding complete and Main Press Centre hits full height

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) released new images today showing the completed cladding on the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and the Main Press Centre (MPC) reaching its full height.

The venue is being delivered by a team of companies from across the UK. Around 15,000sq m of wall and 26,000sq m of roof covering for the IBC were installed by a north-east based firm using cladding manufactured in Wales. The concrete foundations of the IBC/MPC were built by a company from Host Borough Greenwich, with the steel for the huge IBC frame fabricated in North Yorkshire and produced in Scunthorpe and Teesside.

A company from the Midlands has just laid over 55,000sq m of concrete flooring to the IBC. A Teddington company is currently pouring more than 30,000 tonnes of concrete to create the frame of the four-storey MPC. The four lift cores have reached their full height and work is underway the third floor of the building.

Together the IBC/MPC will support around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists communicating the Games to an audience of four billion people worldwide.

In legacy the facilities will create just under 900,000 square feet of sustainable business space with the potential to generate thousands of new jobs. It will be managed by the Olympic Park Legacy Company which is responsible for the long term development planning, management and maintenance of the Olympic Park.

ODA Chairman John Armitt said: 'The "big build" is on track as we enter our toughest year with work accelerating on infrastructure and venues across the Olympic Park.

'The IBC/MPC is taking shape due to the hard work of companies from across the UK with cladding from Wales, steel from the north of England and flooring and foundations delivered by local companies. We’re on schedule to provide a quality working environment for media during the Games and flexible employment space for a range of potential legacy tenants and users.'

Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee said: 'These images demonstrate the progress we are making in delivering the best facilities for the 20,000 members of the world’s broadcasters, press and photographers in the summer of 2012. Billions of people around the world rely on the international media to relay the stories of human endeavour on the field of play and capture the atmosphere of the Games. The impressive plans for the IBC/MPC will help us tell these stories while leaving high performance workspace after the Games for the east of London.'

Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics, said: 'With the International Broadcast Centre cladding now in place and the huge steel frame of the Main Press Centre complete, the Games’ biggest venue is really starting to take shape.

'This venue combines local and national workmanship with companies close to the Olympic Park involved in its construction alongside businesses from Wales, Wolverhampton, Scunthorpe and Teeside – a real example of how the Games are benefitting the whole UK.

'The Broadcast and Press Centres will be key aspects of the Olympic Park in legacy, providing a new space for the UK’s growing digital sector and creative economies, generating employment opportunities in this vibrant new corner of London.'

Jules Pipe, elected Mayor of Hackney, said: 'The International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre for 2012 in Hackney will provide permanent employment space after the Games, bringing a vital economic legacy for Hackney and East London. This will allow the digital, creative and media industries the space they need to expand, while creating high quality jobs.'

Andrew Altman, Chief Executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, said: 'The Main Press Centre and the International Broadcast Centre will become one of the cornerstones of London’s Olympic legacy leading to employment opportunities in the creative sector.

'The buildings have been designed with flexibility in mind so they can meet the needs of tenants by being reconfigured depending on the requirements of market demand.'

The IBC/MPC combines an innovative mixture of permanent and temporary elements during the Games and has been designed to be as flexible as possible to accommodate a range of potential legacy tenants and uses.

The MPC includes:

* 29,000sq m of green office space by the River Lee Navigation, providing four storeys of workspace for journalists and photographers during the Games.
* Innovatively designed flexibility that enables the building to be adapted in legacy for either a single tenant in the whole building or on each floor, as well as multiple tenants on each floor.
* A connected single strip of single storey buildings facing the canal that can be separated into ‘mews’ accommodation in legacy offering another type of quality business space in legacy.
* New utilities, power and digital connectivity during the Games and in legacy.
* Innovations designed to meet demanding green building standards in legacy including a 2,500sq m ‘brown roof’ of gravel and moss to encourage invertebrates; 60 per cent of non-drinking water to be collected from across the Olympic Park; habitats including over 100 bird and bat boxes.

The IBC includes:

* Around 52,000sq m of studio space over two 8-10m high floors during the Games with a temporary gantry running along the 275m-long, 104m-wide building for technical equipment.
* 8,000sq m of offices over five floors at the front of the building.
* The flexibility in legacy to be separated into a number of units and for design features to be altered such as cladding replaced with windows.

Temporary Games-time elements, most of which reduce the Games and legacy transformation costs, include:

* A 12,000sq m catering village serving 50,000 meals a day 24 hours.
* A 200 metre-long High Street between the MPC and IBC featuring outlets such as banks, newsagents, travel agents and a post office.
* A temporary Media Conference room between the IBC and MPC for up to 800 journalists.

A Media Transport Mall providing coach drop-off and car parking, accreditation and security screening during the Games will be halved in legacy to provide car parking spaces to legacy tenants alongside walking, cycling and public transport connections.

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Old March 1st, 2010, 06:28 PM   #1495
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wow - uglier than the renders - quite an achievement.
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CABE applauds Olympic equestrian centre plans
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3 March, 2010 | By Richard Waite

The government’s design watchdog has praised Allies and Morrison’s proposed, temporary equestrian arena in Greenwich for the London 2012 Olympics

CABE’s design review panel said the scheme ‘would create a spectacular venue for equestrian events ’ and welcomed ‘emerging design thinking about revealing the open latticework structure of the arena’.

The 23,000-seat arena and supporting facilities will sit on Greenwich Park, south London next to the National Maritime Museum and features a managed, pedestrian crossing on Romney Way.

However the commission did raise some minor concerns about eye-level views and the possible distraction of ‘flapping banners’ at the front of the stands.

The report reads: ‘think it will be essential that the design of the super risers at the front of the stands is kept clear of moving advertising or flapping canvas banners. This will be important in ensuring that nothing distracts spectators or TV viewers from the equestrian event.’

Intriguingly CABE has also recommended the design team looks at creating a ‘a horse sculpture to be used by children, as a marker of Britain’s greatest equestrian event’.

The scheme, which will also host the modern pentathlon, has not yet gone before Greenwich Borough Council’s planning committee.
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ME SIGUE GUSTANDO MUCHO MAS LA INFRAESTRUCTURA DE CHINA 2008, RL PTOYECTO DE LONDRES ES TAN ABURRIDO Y CLASICO COMO SU EMBLEMA OLIMPICO, NO ME EMOCIONA BUUUU
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