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Why does the Olympic Stadium look like it does?

6 August 2012

Derek Thomson

Answer: To be adapted to enable an – unknown at the time of its design  – ‘legacy’ stage.

And, as for the Orbit, the less said about an Architect who has to utter “I suppose” when explaining their design rationale, the better…

I suppose [sic], these Architects have technically broken the terms of their appointment by contributing to the above video.  A terrible state of affairs.  Apart from the 500 notional construction workers who participated in the opening ceromony, our industry – to ensure clarity of the voice for corporate sponsors – have been prevented from sharing their success.

And what a success it was.  Zero deaths, early and under budget.

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