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Old May 18th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #1641
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New aerial images show Olympic Park progress

18 May 2010

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has today released new aerial images of construction progress on the Olympic Park showing the ‘big build’ firmly on track as the project continues in its busiest year to date.

The new aerial images, taken earlier this month, show the construction progress on the ‘big five’ venues (Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Olympic Village, Velodrome and IBC/MPC) as well as further progress on the new infrastructure and landscaping works across the Olympic Park that will help create the UK’s largest urban park for over a century. The new images follow the latest figures released by the ODA last week which show there are nearly 10,000 people currently working on the Olympic Park and Olympic Village.

Also included in the new images is the first glimpse of a new bridge constructed in Stratford that will create improved links for local people when it is opened in the summer and which has paved the way for transport improvements at Stratford Regional Station that will benefit local people before, during and long-after the Games.

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chairman John Armitt, said: 'As we approach the halfway point of our toughest year in the construction of the Olympic Park, these new images show the visible progress being made. The structures of the "big five" venues are already firm fixtures on the east London skyline and we remain on schedule. However there is no room for complacency as construction activity accelerates in the coming months.'

The latest Olympic Park aerial shots show:

* the Olympic Stadium at its full height with all 14 lighting towers now in place and work well underway on covering the cable-net roof;
* the wave-shaped Aquatics Centre steel roof structure in place with roof covering work well underway. The concrete dive pool and two 50m competition and training pools have also been completed and tested;
* the structure of International Broadcast Centre (IBC) completed and the Main Press Centre (MPC) taking shape;
* the distinct double-curved roof of the Velodrome lifted into place and work on the roof covering well underway; and
* the first three residential plots in the Olympic Village structurally complete and other residential plots approaching their full height.

The aerial pictures include the first photos of a new bridge constructed at Angel Lane in Stratford. The structure replaces the original Angel Lane bridge which was constructed during the Victorian era and was in need of replacement to allow it to carry a greater capacity of vehicles and pedestrians as numbers in Stratford increase during and after the 2012 Games. The removal of the old bridge also allowed essential works to be carried out at Stratford Regional Station for the London 2012 Games, including the extension of platform 10a to allow greater passenger capacity on trains travelling from central London.

The new bridge at Angel Lane is now in place and temporary routes over the new structure have been kept open to maintain access through the area for cyclists and pedestrians while the wider construction works on the bridge are finished. Construction work is on track to be completed in the summer when the new bridge will be fully opened, providing improved links in the local area to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

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http://www.london2012.com/press/medi...k-progress.php
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Old May 18th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #1642
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Does someone have pictures of the apartments?
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Old May 19th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #1643
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London 2012 mascots..........

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Old May 19th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #1644
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London Olympics happening?
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Old May 19th, 2010, 09:47 PM   #1645
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Of course.

The mascots - and the design process of them makes a lot of sense. I like!
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Old May 20th, 2010, 04:41 AM   #1646
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those mascots make me want to have a metallic baby
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Old May 20th, 2010, 03:22 PM   #1647
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The mascots are cool. Reminds me of Monsters Inc. lol.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #1648
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Some more of the Mascots. They're very versatile


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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #1649
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Love it!! They look awesome
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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #1650
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They are the best mascots for the olympics yet
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Old May 21st, 2010, 01:02 AM   #1651
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Old May 21st, 2010, 01:42 AM   #1652
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Oh no..not again.

This surely complement the logo very well..
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Old May 21st, 2010, 03:25 AM   #1653
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I would prefer 2 eyes ...apart from that they look great

Great aerial updates!
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the worst mascot ever!! Beated even Izzy from 1996
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Old May 21st, 2010, 04:24 AM   #1655
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Não sendo essas aberrações das Olimpiadas de Londres, vai tá ótimo
É o Mário e o Wário??

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Old May 21st, 2010, 05:51 AM   #1656
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Dear London, we in Australia must thank your organizing commitee for adding a stylized map of Australia onto your Olympic logo...the top right hand corner.



PS Oh and thanks for adding the Olympic rings onto it, nice touch that...just proving to the world which is the greatest Olympic nation ever AUSTRALIA
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Old May 21st, 2010, 06:33 PM   #1657
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wenlock looks so mad and mandeville looks nervous
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Old May 21st, 2010, 07:29 PM   #1658
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Mascots are for merchandising, if they sell that's what matters.

I don't think mascots are so popular, or at least so well known these days. I didn't even knew the Beijing mascot until after the Games.
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What a surprise. All-Seeing Eye. One more proof that London, the home of freemasons, NWO criminals and bankers, drug families and reptilians, was chosen specially for 2012 for a reason.

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