This blog is now featured on the BBC World Service Documentary Section in a piece entitled ' Great Expectations - Pt1 '
The link is on the right hand side about 3 links down.
In Pictures :Building contractor Andy Wilkes has been taking pictures of progress
The world may be coming to East London in 2012, but the world is already represented and residing in Hackney, East London.
With the Olympics arriving on their doorstep, BBC World Service will be following the experiences of residents living in one inner city housing estate as they contemplate what the games mean to them and their future.
In this new documentary Great Expectations, BBC World Service will be meeting residents of the estate, whose backgrounds span different corners of the world from Hackney, to amongst others: Jamaica, Turkey, Algeria, Senegal and India.