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London Olympic Stadium 2012 Olympics, London

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The original bid for the London Olympics included drawings for a fantastical new stadium with a huge price tag. But then the economy went downhill, and it suddenly made a heck of a lot of sense to build something Londoners could afford and use. The resulting stadium—on display for the opening and closing ceremonies—is surrounded by water on three sides and a model of green building, made with recycled concrete and limited amounts of steel (much of it used piping). After the games, the stadium will be partly dismantled down to a useful size, and the surrounding 560-acre Olympic Park will be transformed into recreational areas and wetland. It’s just one of the cool new attractions timed to the Olympics and altering London’s skyline.

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Coolest Olympic Stadiums

London Olympic Stadium 2012 Olympics, London

The original bid for the London Olympics included drawings for a fantastical new stadium with a huge price tag. But then the economy went downhill, and it suddenly made a heck of a lot of sense to build something Londoners could afford and use. The resulting stadium—on display for the opening and closing ceremonies—is surrounded by water on three sides and a model of green building, made with recycled concrete and limited amounts of steel (much of it used piping). After the games, the stadium will be partly dismantled down to a useful size, and the surrounding 560-acre Olympic Park will be transformed into recreational areas and wetland. It’s just one of the cool new attractions timed to the Olympics and altering London’s skyline.

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Courtesy of London 2012 Organising Committee

Coolest Olympic Stadiums

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