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Old Posted Jun 14, 2011, 1:53 AM
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if you want to see more pictures of London Olympic stadium including World major stadiums , Please visit below URL.

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Old Posted Jun 30, 2011, 11:55 PM
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That stadium is kinda boring, the Beijing main stadium was way more kick ass than that.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2011, 2:43 PM
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Allies & Morrison and RPS's Olympic press centre completes
14 July 2011 | By Andrea Klettner

Five of six main venues are now built

Allies & Morrison and RPS’s London 2012 International Broadcast Centre on the Olympic Park in east London has been completed.

The 275m-long building will form a part of the main media complex, including the main press centre.

During the Olympics more than 20,000 broadcasters, print journalists and photographers will use the 24-hour media hub to send reports throughout the world.




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Old Posted Jul 18, 2011, 8:07 PM
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That stadium is kinda boring, the Beijing main stadium was way more kick ass than that.
Think for two seconds before you post the obvious

1. This stadium was designed to be 2/3rds temporary. Everything above the first tier was deisgned to be taken down after the Games to leave a 25k seat athletics stadium. Unlike Bejing's monolith which has hosted ONE sporting event since 2008 this is a demountable stadium built with post-Games use in mind. It mightn't be as flashy but it's a much better model for future hosts than the one Beijing provided.

2. A Birds Nest would cost probably £2bn to construct in London given the relative costs of building in Britain and China. Perhaps you could justify that kind of stadium spend in Texas if the Olympics ever came your way (though I'd doubt it), but we can't here, and neither could Chicago when they proposed a very similar stadium to London's in their excellent, albeit unsuccessful, plan to host the Games.

In short, it'll be a long time before we see another Birds Nest so don't hold your breath. Rio's athletics stadium for 2016 isn't particularly amazing and the early favourites for 2020 aren't proposing flashy new-builds that'd cost billions either. Don't judge future hosts by China's extreme extravegance because most countries, including your own I suspect, would never be able to justify building what they built for an Olympics.

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hadid's aquatic centre:

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- More than 3,000 tons of structural steel went into the Aquatics Centre's sweeping roof — about 10 times the amount, needed for the Velodrome's cable-net roof, which has only a slightly smaller span. However, Jim Heverin, associate director of Zaha Hadid Architects, defended the firm's design, saying, "The roof’s wave form differentiates the diving from the pool area." He added that "the necessary spans and loadings dictated the structure. Our prime concern was in ensuring a column-free space." To do this the aluminium-clad roof could bear off only three points — a wall on the south and two cores to the north. "These constraints forced the steel structure to work harder," he explained.

- Hyped as the key building of the Olympic Park complex, the Aquatics Centre has instead found itself fighting for attention with the Velodrome, which cost just $152 million and has received much critical praise for its spare structural design. British critics have cited the Velodrome as the odds-on favourite to win this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize. But Hadid brushed off any hint of living in its shadow. "Ours is the second biggest venue [the main stadium is bigger], holding three times the Velodrome’s capacity [in Games mode], so they are not really comparable," she said. "And anyway, the park is big enough for two or three good projects. [Ours] is not the only beauty queen here."
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vonsung: roundel pavilion for london olympics 2012

london based practice vonsung has proposed the 'roundel pavilion' for the 2012 olympic games information center located in london, england. sited within the iconic trafalgar square, the temporary structure's form references the established underground map symbols which has pervaded the city's transit system and are universally recognized. the circular plan arrangement displays a sense of unity that is universally understood by visitors of all countries, cultures and languages.




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London Is Getting The World's Biggest McDonald's For The 2012 Olympics
Adam Taylor | Jul. 20, 2011, 7:30 PM

McDonald's, one of the Olympic's official sponsors, will build the world's biggest McDonald's restaurant in East London for the 2012 Olympic Games, reports The Telegraph.

The restaurant can hold 1,500 people, and will be one of four McDonald's restaurants in the Olympic Park.

At 30,000 square feet the restaurant will beat the current biggest McDonald's in Orlando, Florida.






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Populous reveals colourful stage set-inspired wrap for London Olympic Stadium

As the final preparations of the Olympic Games come closer, the London Olympic Stadium will soon unveil the wrap, sponsored by Dow. Embracing the temporary, the design by Populous adopts fresh sustainability ideas to create a compact, flexible and lightweight building inspired by the stage sets at outdoor events.


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hadid's aquatic centre:

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lemme guess, london media have called this one "The Tongue."
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^ no I think it's the manta ray because of the temporary grandstands

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London Aquatics Centre 2012 by Zaha Hadid
photographed by Hufton + Crow

12 August 2011




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hadid's aquatic centre:

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lemme guess, london media have called this one "The Tongue."
now that I think about it the aquatic venue looks like this alien:

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Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond’s ArcellorMittal Orbit Complete
November 2, 2011

The final loop of London’s ArcellorMittal Orbit was installed last Friday, completing what BDOnline calls the “mutant child of the Eiffel and Tatlin towers.” The 560m of writhing red steel was the brainchild of Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, and their tangled sculpture now looms 115m above London’s Olympic Park.




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Giant Olympic 'sofa' approved
18 November, 2011 | By Kirsten Bruce

Jones East 8 has won planning permission for this temporary hospitality building in the shape of a sofa overlooking the Olympic Park in east London

The 18,000m² temporary hospitality venue includes a 8,700 inch television screen, a four-storey sofa and will be able to accommodate up to 8,000 people a day.
http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/g...622702.article



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in vancouver it was the long-track facility, in london it looks like it will be the velodrome:

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New flythrough and tour of London Olympic Park

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Ther should be a thread for all Olympic venues around the world from previous hosts. The ones London is making just got me interested in all of them.
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this must be an apr 1 thing. or knowing london's traffic, maybe not:

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Floating Olympic Lanes by Dowling Jones and Stone
1 April 2012

London Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled audacious emergency plans to avoid total gridlock in London during this Summers Olympic Games. Boris left Londoners amazed as he today unveiled a floating Olympic motorway that will stretch from Wandsworth 7 miles to Limehouse along the famous Thames. The scheme was hastily developed after traffic plans for the Olympic Games including the infamous Olympic Lanes were widely criticised. The floating lanes, controversially ear marked for use only by official Olympic cars will feature a major access junction at the world famous Tower bridge. The 118 year old structure will be adapted to allow access to the river road. The huge temporary structure costing £12 million will be hastily constructed and floated into place and assembled in time for the start of the games in July.

Gregg Stone of designers Dowling Jones & Stone, the London based consultants said ”the games is an extraordinary event and London presents unique transport challenges, taking to the river was the only way to keep things flowing”.
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What? They actually expect to finish all that within 3 months? Yeah right.
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