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Old April 3rd, 2011, 02:28 PM   #3201
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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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Old April 3rd, 2011, 02:49 PM   #3202
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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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Old April 3rd, 2011, 02:52 PM   #3203
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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   #3204
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Old April 4th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #3205
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Old April 5th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #3206
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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   #3207
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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   #3208
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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   #3209
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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   #3210
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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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Old April 6th, 2011, 02:33 PM   #3211
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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).
Can't see it looking much different than it does now. Adding corporate boxes will reduce the current capacity, and certain parts of the stadium will be closed off whilst the stadium is being used for football.

http://www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic....d74ab9b62a7104
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Old April 6th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #3212
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I heard they were going to remove seats from behind the screens, thus reducing capacity and removing seats from the worst view in the stadium.. i dont know if there will just be steps or something behind the screens, but i suppose that could look okay.
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Old April 6th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #3213
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I heard they were going to remove seats from behind the screens, thus reducing capacity and removing seats from the worst view in the stadium.. i dont know if there will just be steps or something behind the screens, but i suppose that could look okay.
Doubt it. They'll probably do something like this:



Also, remember that the capacity for cricket at this stadium will be over 70,000. So, just covering the seats, rather than removing them would make sense.

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Old April 6th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #3214
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The only thing said so far is removing seats behind the screens. there is speculation about the highest seats in the upper tier being taken out to prop up an extended roof which will be three times longer than the existing one and finally remove the seats at the rear of the lower tier under the overhang of the upper tier to create corporate boxes similar to which has been done at a number of old football grounds.
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Old April 6th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #3215
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The only thing said so far is removing seats behind the screens. there is speculation about the highest seats in the upper tier being taken out to prop up an extended roof which will be three times longer than the existing one and finally remove the seats at the rear of the lower tier under the overhang of the upper tier to create corporate boxes similar to which has been done at a number of old football grounds.
I believe West Ham are just going to cover the seating in the upper tiers behind the screens during football mode. If the stadium is to be used for Cricket, these seats will be available which will increase the capacity back up to over 70,000.

I have read somewhere that they are likely to take out the top few rows of the upper tiers to accomodate the new roof and perhaps put some corporate boxes at the top of the stands. I doubt very much that the corporate boxes will be installed behind the goals.

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Old April 7th, 2011, 12:11 AM   #3216
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I didnīt get involved in any of those "what club gets this stadium", neither I said something about that...but now watching the grass...damn West Ham fans...this will be an awful place to watch a football match every 2 weeks.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #3217
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I didnīt get involved in any of those "what club gets this stadium", neither I said something about that...but now watching the grass...damn West Ham fans...this will be an awful place to watch a football match every 2 weeks.
We are very aware Andre that this stadium is not yet fit for football. So we await the refurb of this stadium with hopefully a retractable refit of the lower tier and new roof.

Besides, every major football tournament has a stadium with a running track in there somewhere, and I believe the last 3 or 4 Champions League finals have been held in Olympic Style Stadiums with running tracks.
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We are very aware Andre that this stadium is not yet fit for football. So we await the refurb of this stadium with hopefully a retractable refit of the lower tier and new roof.

Besides, every major football tournament has a stadium with a running track in there somewhere, and I believe the last 3 or 4 Champions League finals have been held in Olympic Style Stadiums with running tracks.
Oh, well that makes it all good, don't it.

Wouldn't shock me to see temporary seating like what they have in San Francisco at Candlestick Park. Normally a baseball stadium with an awkward-shaped field isn't good for football of any kind. But the NFL's 49ers use a grandstand extending up to the top tier. Works for soccer as well. Looks cheap, which will please Hammers owners. But the slope will likely be a very shallow one.

Soccer configuration in San Fran. Pretty accurate forecast of West Ham's turnout, too.

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We are very aware Andre that this stadium is not yet fit for football. So we await the refurb of this stadium with hopefully a retractable refit of the lower tier and new roof.

Besides, every major football tournament has a stadium with a running track in there somewhere, and I believe the last 3 or 4 Champions League finals have been held in Olympic Style Stadiums with running tracks.
I've yet to hear how a retractable seating system would work.

It's all very well building retractable seats but where would the seats retract to? The stadium hasn't been designed to accommodate them. Where is the space?

As far as I can tell, space can only be created by demolishing the lower tier and, somehow, re-engineering how the upper tier is held up so that they can demolish a big section of the steel structure too.

Even if that were possible and safe, it would be prohibitively expensive. West Ham's Ģ95 million budget will mostly be blown on the new roof; new corporate facilities; food outlets; toilets; and generally West Hamifying the whole place.

No way will they also be able to afford a complex retractable seating system.
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