Construction work on London Olympic Stadium will begin by 22 May. The stadium will be the centrepiece for thge 2012 games and will host the opening and closing ceremonies apart from atheletics events. A huge bowl has been dug and final tests are being carried out to check the foundations. The design is revolutionary as it will largely be a temporary structure. The 80,000 seater will be reduced to 25,000 seats after the games.
A roof will stretch around the Stadium to provide cover and support the lighting and sound systems used to stage the Games. It will also provide a base for special effects during the ceremonies. The Stadium will be built to international track and field standards for athletes.
Soil has been cut from areas that need to be lowered and used to fill others that need to be raised. This will lower the ground level on one side of the site to accommodate the ‘bowl’ design. This bowl, partly built into the ground, will contain the field of play and lower tier of permanent seating.
The Olympic Stadium will be at the south of the Olympic Park on an island site surrounded on three sides by waterways, within easy walking distance of the Olympic Village and warm-up facilities.
|Project Name||London's Olympic stadium|
|Commence||22 May 2008|
|Key Players||HOK Sport Olympic Delivery Authority|