I helped tell the story of the Greatest Show on earth, and will continue into the Legacy post 2012.
This is my View of what's going on. These Views are mine and not of my employer or the ODA/LOCOG.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Detail of the Stairs on the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
If you enter the Olympic Stadium in 2012, the chances are you'll be walking up a set of these..
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
Patriotic Helmet Display out side the London 2012 Olympic Stadium - Red, White & Blue., originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
Three workers walk into shot just as I took this picture.
The combination of Red, White & Blue Helmets seemed like an omen so I left them in instead of cropping them out.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
The L01 lifts were planned to the day years ago and were successfully completed this weekend exactly on time, and with ZERO accidents.
There is now a permanent connection between Hackney Marshes, East Marsh and the London 2012 Olympic Park.
( all pictures Copyright of SKANSKA 2010)
It shows the main stadium, the aquatics centre, velodrome, basketball arena and all other areas in a fascinating insight into how the land near Stratford, East London, will be transformed.
The Olympic Development Authority said: "The construction will be completed next summer, a year before the Games begin. It is an encouraging sign of this progress that the Olympic Park is now being referred to on maps.
"We are not complacent as there is still a lot of hard work to be done." Sports fan Sam Williams, 33, from South London, added: "It makes the Olympics seem all the more real because it is finally appearing in the A to Z."
Stratford regional rail station has also been updated for the latest edition and Stratford International is featured.In 2008, the A to Z map showed the site as an empty space.
Back then, the ODA had just cleared the former industrial site. Norman Dennison, boss of Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd, said: "It is a real honour for us to be able to feature the entire Olympic Park for the first time."
Thanks to : http://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/9956-olympic-venues/page__st__270
Friday, 19 November 2010
Last minute checks on the structures before the big lift - Inside London 2012 - November 2010, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
A couple of operatives make final checks in a MEWP on the structures before the Lift of the Bridge Across Ruckholt Road.
The crane doing the lift looms over them.
Last Minute Touch up of the Bridge before the Lift - Inside London 2012 - November 2010, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
Re-painting the Lovely (sic) Olympic Orange onto the Bridge before it's lifted to link Hackney Marshes to the Olympic Park.
Grandstand being erected next to the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
The Basketball Arena From Temple Mills Lane - November 2010, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
Also showing the Outer Perimiter Security Fence and the very edge of The Athlete's Village, as seen heading North Up Temple Mills Lane.
The giant crane is finally in place in readyness for the lifting of both (Permanent & Temporary) L01 Bridges across Ruckholt Road, London E15, from East Marsh, Hackney Marshes to Eton Manor and into the London 2012 Olympic Park.
It looms large into the early morning fog that has covered the Olympic Park and surrounding area's for the last couple of mornings.
The Bridges will be lifted into place from 10am tomorrow morning (20th November 2010) so expect the area to be at a standstill as the roads are all closed off the whole weekend.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
The Sun begins to burn through the heavy early morning fog over the London 2012 Olympic Park.
The Velodrome and Basketball arena begin to emrge from the gloom.
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Carpenters Road Entrance to the London 2012 Olympic Site., originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
The 'Carpenters Road' Entrance to the London 2012 Olympic Site.
The Stadium looms over the local residents.
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Official tour bus passing the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
The Official London 2012 Tour bus passes the Olympic Stadium for an early morning ride around the site, 4th November 2010.
Probably the most washed vehicle on site, most of the buses I use on site have dirt, dust and mud splashed all up the windows so I get to see everything through a hazy layer of grime on the windows.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Around the London 2012 Olympic Site - The Red Route Internal Bus which ferries the workers around the site., originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
Around the London 2012 Olympic Site - The Red Route Internal Bus which ferries the workers around the site.
.. and the bane of my life when I get public transport to work as It's one of two Internal buses I have to get inside the park to get to my site offices which are in the North End of the park.
Sometimes it takes me 40-60 minutes to get from the Aquatics Centre to the North Plaza.
The Only upside is I get to see all the park in my own personal tour of the site, getting to see any new works and various changes, the main ones being the landscaping that is taking shape.
Around the London 2012 Olympic SIte - October 2010 - Handball Arena, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
The rather plain looking Handball Arena for The London 2012 Olympic Games.
Although the cladding has yet to be applied.