New stratford City being built for London 2012 olympic games!
And to think of all the £££s spent on those crappy stuff. hno:The Olympic Park and the venues are very nice. It's just several symbols of London 2012 are not impressive. In fact, the logo, mascots and the Olympic tower are quite disappointing.
London doing it in its own way - London has had buidings in past built by the state that cost millions much to despair of London people.And to think of all the £££s spent on those crappy stuff. hno:
I wasn't referring to the venues, which I think are rather brilliant. The logo and mascots, aquired tastes at best, did cost hundreds of thousands of pounds in their designs.London doing it in its own way - London has had buidings in past built by the state that cost millions much to despair of London people.
They have tried to think what will happen to everything after the games?
To put everything close together a temporary stadium would have
built, as there not any room near Wembly stadium - and yes Stratford city is being built because of the Olympics - main entrance is through Stratford City.
A large part of stadium materials are "recycled" and minimalism can be
good. whats wrong with plain and simple and practical.
the London Olympics has been a catalyst for the regeneration of east LondonRegarding the relationship between Stratford City and the London Olympics, post 211 of this thread explains it pretty clearly.
Stratford City was going ahead before London won the 2012 games. Of course since London won the Olympics bid Stratford City got bundled together with it and by chance has become very much part of it.
brilliant!New aerial images show Olympic Park progress as International Olympic Committee arrives
17 Nov 2010
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today released new aerial images of the Olympic Park showing the construction progress made on the main venues.
The new images are released on the day the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for London arrive for one of their regular inspection visits.
The ODA recently announced that the construction project is now 75 per cent complete and the main venues on track to be completed next summer – a year before the Games.
ODA Chairman John Armitt, said: 'This year is the toughest in terms of construction and we are at our busiest. We will enter 2011 with the confidence that more than three quarters of the construction project is complete and that all milestones to date have been achieved.
'We remain on schedule and within budget but are not complacent about the challenge that lies ahead.'
LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: 'East London is being transformed. Its regeneration is creating a legacy of new communities, new housing, and state-of-the-art sporting facilities that will be used for many years to come. Over the next year, we look forward to seeing the changing London skyline as the Park vision becomes a reality.'
Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson said: 'Good progress has been made on the Olympic Park this year with the main stadia looking fantastic as we approach completion. The whole Park is starting to take shape and it is easy to see what an iconic venue it will be in 2012 and for years thereafter.'
Recent progress made on the main venues includes:
Olympic Stadium: Structurally complete with roof and lighting towers in place. Work close to completion on installing the seats. Ready to start laying grass and the installation of the running track next year.
Aquatics Centre: Permanent structure and wave-shaped roof in place, work underway on the Games-time temporary seating stands, ceiling timber cladding and bespoke concrete dive boards. The dive pool and two 50m pools have been tested and tiling is underway.
Velodrome: Structure is complete and watertight, and the timber track is being installed. On target to be the first Olympic Park sporting venue to be completed in early 2011.
Athletes' Village: More than three-quarters of the residential plots are structurally complete, with the structure of the Chobham Academy school also nearing completion. Work is well underway on the state-of-the-art polyclinic. The first stage of landscaping has started.
International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre (IBC/MPC): The structures of the IBC, MPC and Multi-Storey Car Park are all complete. Mechanical works are progressing inside both the IBC and MPC and works have started on the temporary ‘high street’ for journalists and broadcasters during the Games.
Handball Arena: The structure of the Handball Arena is complete and weather-tight, with the unique roof – fitted with natural light-pipes to illuminate the venue - also finished. The top half of the building is now being clad in 3,000sq m of copper cladding.
Basketball Arena: Inside the Arena, the 12,000 seats are being installed, while the lifts, toilets and external external service rooms are under construction.
Parklands: Work is well underway to create around 250 acres of new parklands, on former industrial land, that will provide a colourful and festival atmosphere for the London 2012 Games and afterwards become the largest new urban park in the UK for over a century. Over 500 trees and thousands of wetland plants have been planted and meadows sown around the Olympic Stadium.
The Primary Substation and Sewage Pumping Station are operating and the Energy Centre is ready to enter service shortly, while more than half of the new bridges and underpasses on the site are structurally complete. Angel Lane Bridge in Stratford recently opened in the summer and can now be used by local people as a convenient pass before, during and after the Games.
Latest employment figures show that as the ‘big build’ reaches its peak, more than 10,000 people are working on the Olympic Park and Village.