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Crystal Palace vision

Chinese plan for Crystal Palace revival aims to emulate fast-tracked Olympic delivery


An ambitious £500M plan to rebuild Crystal Palace in newly restored parkland in south London aims to emulate an Olympics style delivery method so it can be delivered as early as 2018, it was revealed last week.

Jacque Rast

Jacque Hinman new chief executive for CH2M Hill


US programme management giant CH2M Hill has overnight named its former London 2012 boss Jacque Hinman as its new chief executive.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium roof

The gallery: Olympic Stadium roof to be transformed


Contractor Balfour Beatty has won the £41M contract to transform the London 2012 Olympic Stadium roof.

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Aquatics Centre glass façade revealed

The Gallery: Post-Olympic Aquatics Centre images revealed

New images revealing the renovated London 2012 Aquatics Centre have been unveiled by the London Legacy Development Corporation. The removal of temporary seating structures and installation of 628 panes of glass and external doors has now been completed.


Tower Bridge transformed with new lighting system

Tower Bridge, one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks, has been transformed with a new world-class lighting system in time to mark the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


The Olympic Park enters a new lap

Construction of the Olympic Park always had its legacy in mind, with the conversion to post-Games mode a key consideration.

Olympic Stadium

Checking in with the checker

London 2012’s Olympic Stadium has made heroes of athletes and engineers alike. But unsung heroes involved in the creation of the 2012 Games’ centrepiece remain.

Olympic Village

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Who can forget Sir Paul McCartney rounding off the opening ceremony of the London Olympics with a rousing chorus of “Hey Jude”?

covering the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London which will host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the park's conversion for use in legacy

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Alexandra Wynne

The yawning gap that lies between form and function


We’re used to the age old friction between architects and engineers, but in these unrelenting economic doldrums the clash of ideals between what is iconic and what is affordable or appropriate is heightening.

Stuart Smith

Viewpoint: Sharing goals: the Holy Grail

8 September 2011

Personally I found the Major Project Report on the 2012 Olympic Games, enclosed with my NCE, a really good read (NCE 28 July).

Antony Oliver

The London Olympics show we do have talent...and vision

28 July 2011

As you will see from the Letters pages this week and from the array of comments online at, my recent comments about Qatar’s infrastructure plans haven’t been universally embraced by the profession.

Alexandra Wynne

London's Olympic Park: will it deliver on legacy?


As the Olympic Park races towards completing its major venues, judgement day will soon follow on whether they work as engineering and architectural icons.

Olympic Stadium and athletics simply don't mix


As decision time looms, the unpalatable possibility of an Olympic Stadium white elephant is becoming ever more likely.

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