Gallery: London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After...

 
After six years of planning, preparation and construction, London's Olympic Park is almost ready to host its first non-athlete visitors. The £7 billion Olympic Park contains several of the 2012 Games' biggest sporting venues, including the Olympic Stadium and the Zaha Hadid-designed Aquatics Centre, as well as the Olympic Village. And towering over the Olympic Park is Anish Kapoor's controversial ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, which is made from recycled steel and has received mixed reviews from observers. On Friday, the Opening Ceremony will mark the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and visitors will get their first look at the Olympic Park.

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  1. tootsabird July 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Recycled building elements are vital to us. Good going with that. Let’s hope the buildings get used to the max. I’ll never forget visiting Expo ’67 site in Montreal and seeing it abandoned. What’s the point of all that show and then wasting the fabulous buildings?

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