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Old April 3rd, 2011, 11:19 AM   #3201
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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   #3202
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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   #3203
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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   #3204
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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   #3205
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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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Old April 3rd, 2011, 02:28 PM   #3206
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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   #3207
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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   #3208
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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   #3209
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Old April 4th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #3210
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I love this shot because you can see the city skyline as well


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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:03 AM   #3211
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Old April 5th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #3212
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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   #3213
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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   #3214
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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   #3215
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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   #3216
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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   #3217
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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   #3218
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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   #3219
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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   #3220
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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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