In London, a huge industrial is wasteland of the Olympic Park. Stratford in the east of the city at the end of the Pudding Mill path (Pudding Mill Lane) now has a city within the city’s Olympic village and with lots of sports facilities.
The largest of these is the Olympic stadium with 80,000 seats. The Aquatic Centre, venue for the swimming competitions, including 17,500 seats and the Hockey Arena – typically British – 17,000 seats. Depending on what is counted, Britain has let free the new district in the East End of between six and eleven billion euros. It was also intended to use when the Olympics are over.
Pedestrian zones invite you to take a walk. A gigantic shopping center has been created at Stratford Station, must be covered by each pass, seeking the shortest path to the grounds of the Olympic Park in London. Among the 300 department stores, boutiques, cinemas and fast-food restaurants and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is represented with a restaurant. The center of the Olympic park is clearly the Olympic Stadium.
Despite the tremendous size of the site, the organizers had to move to other venues: The Queen presented the parade ground of their horses behind Buckingham Palace for beach volleyball is available. Course at Wimbledon, the Olympic tennis tournament was scheduled. And yet because not everyone was able to get a ticket, even large screens were in Hyde Park and situated in Victoria Park.
Reconstruction after the Olympics
Those who come to the games to East End will no longer find much. For example, some halls are completely reduced; other buildings such as the Aquatic Center lose their outbuildings. For everything is prettier, because London took the knitted donor ship of the Olympic Games to rehabilitate not only for international marketing, but also for the run-down East End, at least partially.
Who waives the car comes with the London transport well and also relaxes the Olympic center: on the stratford stations in the east, the Pudding Mill Lane in the south (not during the Olympics!) and quite central to national new Stratford International station, but does not keep to the subway. The aim of the renovation work is to make the area a new highlight of London. From 2016, the desire of the planners of the “London Legacy Development Corporation” should flow around nine million visitors per year in the park. At best, he is one of the top attractions of the British capital, without which no visit to London is complete.
The plan also provides that where five new districts created in the next 20 years, with up to 8,000 homes – in addition to the Olympic village with its 2,800 seats. These are three schools, nine kindergartens, 27 playgrounds. 165 000 square meters of tents, 140 km and 240 km fences barriers have been eliminated, as well as generators, signs and power cable.
In the huge Aquatics Centre by star architect Zaha Hadid will in future swimmers splashing. These are currently the “wings” which contained most of the seats removed and replaced with glass windows, letting in the sunlight on the water basin.
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The bike park is complemented by a 1.6 km long bicycle and a mountain bike trail and to the public is available. In the spring of 2014 and the “Arcelor Mittal Orbit” is reopened – those red steel sculpture that towers over the Olympic Park at 114 meters above sea level and as a viewing platform is used. The problem child of the person responsible is the Olympic Stadium built for 610 million euros. According to LLDCs CEO Dennis Hone a decision on the future use of the arena is the earliest fall in December, which is dismantled in whatever capacity 80 000 to 60 000 spectators.
The problem is, as in many other stages of the career: It prevents the football fans are close enough to the action. Your deconstruction is but has been postponed due to the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. Thus, it remains far even with expressions of interest of the football club West Ham and Leyton Orient, who had even been argued before the Olympics to the future rights, but now similar to passively as the National Football League (NFL). Also plans to incorporate the arena in a Formula 1 race are on hold.
Over the next eight months, not only the tracks Olympias are eliminated and the first sports facilities be made public fit – even to the infrastructure will continue. Thus, more walking and biking paths are created on the site and new roads to provide better connectivity. Even on the green areas will continue working: 4300 100 000 trees and more shrubs are planted more than a million light bulbs provide light. These arise cafes, playgrounds and other venues.
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Step by step to the former Olympic Park then be passed to the citizens of London – July 27, 2013 by spring 2014. Whether the plant in East London will be accepted by the population as a recreational area, a first part, the complete park? A similarly large regeneration area because there are already right in the center of London: the most popular Hyde Park.
The leaning tower of London around the Olympic Stadium and its observation deck is strongly built to take advantage of the Olympic Park in the English capital again. The wind blows cold from the east, dust swirls on scraps of paper flutter by and remain in the meshes of the man-high fence hanging.