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Old April 2nd, 2011, 12:03 AM   #3201
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Man arrested in London Olympic Park in explosives probe



A man has been arrested at the London Olympic Park site on suspicion of supplying an explosive substance.

The 61-year-old man was held as part of an ongoing investigation which saw two more arrests earlier in the week.

On Tuesday a 40-year-old female security guard was arrested near the Olympic Stadium in east London on suspicion of possessing explosives.

The man arrested on Friday evening has been taken to a police station in east London for questioning.

The Metropolitan Police said he was arrested by officers from the Olympic Site Support Unit at 1825 BST.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday at his home in Wales on suspicion of possession of an explosive substance

Both he and the security guard arrested on Tuesday, who worked as a dog handler, have been released on bail until later this month.

Police previously said they did not believe the woman's arrest to be terror-related and said the Olympic site's safety had not been at risk.

Earlier this week building work was completed at the £486m Olympic Stadium, which will be the main venue for the games in the summer of 2012.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 02:28 AM   #3202
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Anyone else notice that they start the wrap??

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Old April 3rd, 2011, 03:41 AM   #3203
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Yeah, test pieces. The Sophie Smallhorn proposal would look so good. Yep, please let it be her design for the actual stadium wrap.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 06:58 AM   #3204
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I would like to know when the Astrovision screens will be installed.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 11:19 AM   #3205
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Don't you think that red Orbit tower is kind of small? and its too close to the stadium too
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 11:33 AM   #3206
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no no no, not small enough. It looks like a haemorrhoid/ giant squid attack. It's been continuously slated in the British press and forums, notably too for Anish Kapoor's total sell-out to big business (lets use as much steel as possible from Lakshmi Mittal's companies, that are 'sponsoring' it).
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 12:22 PM   #3207
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Mossy22-> i don't know for a roof extension that's why i ask.
As far as the roof goes I think you need to consider that London is in many ways in the opposite position of somewhere like Athens. In hotter climates you want a roof for summer events to provide shade while its much less important in winter. In the UK though its rarely hot enough that shade is a big factor but getting rained on in the middle of winter obviously is.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 02:10 PM   #3208
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no no no, not small enough. It looks like a haemorrhoid/ giant squid attack. It's been continuously slated in the British press and forums, notably too for Anish Kapoor's total sell-out to big business (lets use as much steel as possible from Lakshmi Mittal's companies, that are 'sponsoring' it).
Its not been continuously slated to be fair

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Old April 3rd, 2011, 02:20 PM   #3209
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As far as the roof goes I think you need to consider that London is in many ways in the opposite position of somewhere like Athens. In hotter climates you want a roof for summer events to provide shade while its much less important in winter. In the UK though its rarely hot enough that shade is a big factor but getting rained on in the middle of winter obviously is.
i don't share at all your view . Why then emirates and wembley shelter all spectators? they are in london too aren't they?
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i don't share at all your view . Why then emirates and wembley shelter all spectators? they are in london too aren't they?
I guess the difference between Olympic Stadium and the other stadiums you have mentioned such as Emirate and Wembley is that Olympic stadium is only for temporary which is designed to host for Olympic moment. That's why they try to save as much money as possible IMO. I hope we will see more sophisticated design when the current one gets transformed into a new stadium
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i don't share at all your view . Why then emirates and wembley shelter all spectators? they are in london too aren't they?
Wembley and Emirates primarily host events in the autumn, winter and spring months - the most likely seasons to experience precipitation.

The Olympics will be held in the summer.

That's not to say that it won't rain during Olympic athletics events. It almost certainly will at some point. But the probability of rain is greatly reduced in July.
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Don't you think that red Orbit tower is kind of small? and its too close to the stadium too
It's not even halfway towards reaching its highest point yet.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 09:40 PM   #3213
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Old April 4th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #3214
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I love this shot because you can see the city skyline as well


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Old April 5th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #3216
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Great city.

Not one of the world's great skylines, though.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #3217
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Cool, you can see the Shard London Bridge in the background.
Will be Britain's tallest building.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #3218
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Cool, you can see the Shard London Bridge in the background.
Will be Britain's tallest building.
Yes. Sort of.
London Bridge Tower, or 'The Shard' as we call it now, will become the UK's forst 300m+ supertall, and in doing so becomes the UK's tallest habitable building. The topped out core (as it is now) is taller than the 1 Canada Square tower at Canary Wharf area of London. It will become the tallest EU skyscraper for a short while (most likely until the completion of the twin towers in Paris - Hermitage Plaza, I beleive)

However, right now the Emley Moor TV Transmitter in the North of England is the tallest free standing building in the UK and it will remain taller than the completed Shard (330m as opposed to 310m).
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Old April 6th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #3219
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Hmm, former gold medalist and staunch advocate for the stadium decision. Got her cake, now, like many, finding it unappetizing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/oly...12-bosses.html
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Old April 6th, 2011, 05:47 AM   #3220
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Anyone have any idea of how this will look reduced to 60k? Has it been mentioned which seating areas are being removed?

I mean, looking at this, I see West Ham riding it out for a few years before decide to completely reconfigure this thing. I was in favour of West Ham winning it, but Spurs idea seems far better now that the turf has been laid (assuming those are accurate dimensions of a football pitch).
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