I helped construct the Olympic Site, tell the story of the Greatest Show on earth, and am on site for the Legacy build until 2014.

This is my View of what's going on. These Views are mine and not of my employer or the LLDC/ODA/LOCOG

I was one of the Official BT’s Storytellers for London 2012 .


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

20/12 - Olympic Stadium Lights Switched on

On Monday 20th December (20/12) the 2012 Olympic Stadium floodlights were turned on for the first time.

Taken from the roof of Space Studios, Dace road, Fish Island, Bow.

©chris dorley-brown

Monday, 13 December 2010

Panoramic of Snowy London 2012 Olympic Park - December 2010 N

A panoramic taken on my snapshot camera showing Pedestrian Underpass L05, The Velodrome & the Basketball Arena.

All with a light dusting of the cold white stuff !

Sunday, 12 December 2010

London Olympic International Broadcast Centre (IBC) - December 2010 No 48

The beast that is the International Broadcast Centre at The London 2012 Olympic Games.

If you're a journo then this will be your home from home in the summer of 2012.

Detail of the Velodrome - December 2010

The Velodrome at the London 2012 Olympic Site has the finishing touches added to the exterior.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Me & The Velodrome (& Snow and a bridge)

A rare one this one.

You very rarely see me in the picture as I always have the camera, I prefer it that way.

Anyway this is me on our bridge (E13) with the Velodrome as a backdrop. all around me is the snow from the recent cold snap!

Close up of the Basketball Arena

Detail of the Basketball Arena on the London 2012 Olympic Park.

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium on a snowy December Morning.

Snow covers the London 2012 Olympic Park, including the Stadium during the recent cold weather in the UK.

Still working in the Snow.

During the recent snowy weather across the UK, work still steadily progressed across the London 2012 Olympic Park.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Invite to see the London 2012 Olympic Stadium - Lights On


EDIT: The picture has been Censored by the Security at The ODA, Olympic Delivery Authority.
I assume for copyright infringement and/or displaying dates & times.

I have just recieved this invite from the ODA, Olympic Delivery Authority.

This is to witness the first (Publicly Viewed) switching on of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium Lights.

So If you are around Stratford or The London 2012 Olympic Park on *Censored* (I recommend the ViewTube on the Greenway) you'll be able to see them too. I will be in the Stadium, Camera at the ready.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow inside the London 2012 Olympic Park

Has a light dusting of the white stuff over the Olympic Park last night.

All the Internal roads are gritted and ploughed so works can continue, it's just the ground workers who are struggling today.

Contractors from Kent & Essex are also finding it hard to get in today.

The International Broadcast Centre & A little bit of Snow - December 2010



The International Broadcast Centre & A little bit of Snow - December 2010

Snowy Boots Inside the London 2012 Olympic Park


Snowy Boots Inside the London 2012 Olympic Park

Snow in the compound and the IBC


Snow in the compound and the IBC

Snowy View towards the Basketball Arena & Athletes Village


Snowy View towards the Basketball Arena & Athletes Village

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Aerial shot of the London 2012 Olympic Park


DSC_0137.2, originally uploaded by phil.wright29.

Aerial shot of the London 2012 Olympic Park, looking West to East showing all the major structures and the sheer size of the whole park.

Thanks to phil.wright29 via flickr.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Friday, 26 November 2010

Patriotic Helmet Display out side the London 2012 Olympic Stadium - Red, White & Blue.

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.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Ruckholt Road Olympic Bridge Lift

The Ruckholt Road Temporary & Permanent foot bridges were craned successfully into place over the weekend of 21st & 22nd November 2012.

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)

The Olympic Park Appears on the New A-Z as Complete.

The Olympic Village is not yet finished, but the 500-acre site has been included as complete in the latest version of the London A to Z.

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

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

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

The Basketball Arena From Temple Mills Lane - November 2010

Also showing the Outer Perimiter Security Fence and the very edge of The Athlete's Village, as seen heading North Up Temple Mills Lane.

Crane Life for Bridge L01

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

Surveyer


Surveyer, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.

Walking back to the office to download the latest survey of his work on the London 2012 Olympic Site.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Early Morning Fog over the Olympic Park.

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.

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

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.

The London 2012 Olympic Handball Arena

Following on from yesterdays post about The London 2012 Olympic Handball Arena being a bit bland, the cladding is now underway.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The Red Route Internal Bus

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.

The Handball Arena

The rather plain looking Handball Arena for The London 2012 Olympic Games.

Although the cladding has yet to be applied.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Permanent Footbridge L01 - From Hackney Marsh to the London 2012 Olympic Site

Grinding on the Permanent footbridge L01

Permanent Footbridge L01 - From Hackney Marsh to the London 2012 Olympic Site

If in 2012 you visit the Olympic games in London and you use the Northern Transport Spectator Mall in the North of the Park on East Marsh, Hackney Marshes then you will walk across this Permanent Footbridge.

Coloured in one of the ODA's lovely garish colours (orange) one of Mabey Bridge's men works on it before the largest crane in Europe lifts it into place in November 2010.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Saturday, 23 October 2010

From the Stadium to Canary Wharf - October 2010 - Dusk

Taken on an October afternoon just as dusk was decending.

Looking down towards Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs from the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

Living next to the London 2012 Olympic Site - October 2010

Living next to the London 2012 Olympic Site.

Grandstand views for these residents.

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium - October 2010

Work continues around The London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

The Aquatics Centre - October 2010 47

The Aquatics Centre from the Stadium.

The Velodrome - October 2010

The Velodrome and surrounding landscaping taking shape.

Around the Olympic Site - October 2010

Explore the London 2012 Olympic Park.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010