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Olympic venues on track during busiest year

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The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has released new aerial images of the progress on the London 2012 Olympic Park, showing construction work firmly on track during what has been described as the busiest year for the project.

The main five venues (Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Olympic Village, Velodrome and International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre) are all on schedule, while further progress has also been made on the new infrastructure and landscaping that will help to create the UK’s largest urban park for over a century.

ODA Chairman John Armitt, said: “As we approach the halfway point of our toughest year in the construction of the Park, these new images show the visible progress being made. The structures of the main venues are already firm fixtures on the east London skyline and we remain on schedule.”

The picture (right) shows the Olympic Stadium at its full height with all 14 lighting towers in place and work underway on covering the cable net roof. In the foreground the wave-shaped Aquatics Centre steel roof structure is in place with roof covering work well underway. The dive pool and two 50m competition and training pools have also been completed and tested.

The steelwork packages for both the Stadium and the Aquatics Centre have been completed by Watson Steel Structures using a total of 12,800t of structural steel.


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