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Old November 12th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #101
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The only invisible dog I can see is on the 11th image.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #102
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I spotted the Asian couple posing for the invisible photographer
Why is that woman in pic 3 taking the photo of the back of the girls head?
And who can spot Mr Miyagi in pic 5?
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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #103
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anyone spot the picture with someone playing with an invisible dog
You just made me where's wally my way through all of those pictures

Are you talking about the woman in the pink flowery top? Looks to me as though she's throwing an invisible frisbee to the bald geezer...

These renders really are laughable. If you like you say it would only have cost them 2k for some proper renders, they are really cutting corners in the places they shouldn't be. This is where they can showcase the designs to the public, the only reason I see for them to be producing naff renders like these, is to try to hide how bad the end result will be.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #104
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Gherkin007 - "The only invisible dog I can see is on the 11th image."

I can't see it.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #105
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Olympic site pylons pulled down

All 52 pylons are due to be removed by the end of 2008.

Work is beginning to remove the first of 52 pylons that dominate the Olympic Park in time for the 2012 Games.

The electricity pylons will be replaced by two four-mile long tunnels, which will carry the power lines underground at the site in Stratford, east London.

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) chairman David Higgins said the removal symbolised the "huge change" the Games will bring to east London.

All 52 pylons are due to be removed by the end of the year.

The ODA said the £250m move was vital for the permanent regeneration of the area.

Digging the tunnels for the power lines has created 200,000 cubic metres of material, most of which is being reused in construction of the Olympic Park.
The site will include an 80,000-seat stadium, a 17,500-seat aquatics centre and 3,000-home Olympic Village.

A symbolic removal of the first pylon is due to take place in front of Mr Higgins, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe and Olympics minister Tessa Jowell.

Lord Coe said it was significant that the ODA had reached this point on schedule.

"This is an exciting moment. Already the landscape of the Olympic Park is changing as sports stadia take shape," he said.

"The skyline will soon be transformed for good, leading to a new urban sporting park ready to welcome the world in 2012 and beyond."
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Old November 14th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #106
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Great! If theres one thing i hate the most, its pylons.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #107
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Great! If theres one thing i hate the most, its pylons.
I find them beautiful !!!!
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Old November 17th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #108
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Two pictures taken this weekend

A ballet of cranes...so pleasing in these tough times.

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Old November 17th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #109
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Stunning, thank you
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Old November 17th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #110
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Broadgate Tower looks fantastic there!

It's amazing seeing the stadium come along so well! Imagine that same view in 4 years time!
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:49 AM   #111
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In the first pic, is that the dome of St Pauls between T42 and Broadgate Tower, and between them, the yellow crane on the left, and the frame of the stadium stands on the right?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #112
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yeah must be
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Old November 18th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #113
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Where are the viewing corridors when we need them

And a few others picture, also taken this weekend

Works are on the way for the wide steps in the foreground behind the hoardings.
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Westfield Stratford going up
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And view south-west towards CW, with the residential towers u/c and externally completed
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Old November 19th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #114
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I don't know if anyone is eco minded. but look at the eigth image in the legacy mode......

You don't get birch trees growing in what is effectively mudflats given that the River Lea is a tidal one at this point........

Another point, there is very little that will grow on mudflats and when the tide is out for 12 hours all there is going to be is brown mud....... no the pink flowers and green grass that those images are showing!!!

A little pedantic i know but come on LOCOG get it right!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #115
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I'm sure i read they were putting up dams/locks etc. to stop it from being tidal.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:20 PM   #116
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I'm sure i read they were putting up dams/locks etc. to stop it from being tidal.
They are building a lock in the Prescott Channel further south so they can control the tide within the Olympic Park. This will allow boats to bring in material for construction as well as maintain water levels during and after the Games.

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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #117
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howdy all, i cant wait for all this to be done. Was wondering if anyone has a map of the overall olympic village that is placed on say a google map just so i can see how close it gets to Bow area/vicky park... im just interested to see how large an area it is taking up.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #118
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howdy all, i cant wait for all this to be done. Was wondering if anyone has a map of the overall olympic village that is placed on say a google map just so i can see how close it gets to Bow area/vicky park... im just interested to see how large an area it is taking up.
try the ODA planning website. should be plenty over there
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Old November 27th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #119
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Lovely November panoramas on the 2012 website:

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Old November 27th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #120
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