2012 Olympic Velodrome taking shape nicely

Keep an eye on the updated 360° view on London 2012 website

by nick_rearden   May 27, 2010  

2012 Olympic Velodrome taking shape nicely

It wasn't so long ago that the new Olympic velodrome in London's East End was nothing but a giant hole in the ground. But one of the fascinating facts featured in a new 360° view of the site on the 2012 website is that 48,000 cubic metres of material have been shifted to make that hole and now the roof is on, it's all starting to look like a velodrome.

The website of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) known to its friends as London 2012 is well worth a visit anyway for all sorts of virtual tours and videos of the goings-on down at the Olympic Park. Needless to say, the bit we're mostly interested in is the velodrome which, according to LOCOG, due to the surface geometry and environment conditions is designed to be record-breaking – click on the link to see a time lapse sequence of shots of the building of the velodrome so far.

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Good news. Does this mean I should start queuing outside for 2012 tickets now??

posted by headfirst [81 posts]
31st May 2010 - 11:32

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