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In Pictures: The Olympic Park View Tube

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 85 months ago
In Pictures: The Olympic Park View Tube
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View of the Stadium from the upper deck
View of the Stadium from the upper deck
View Tube, stadium, and newly-rooved Aquatic Centre in the background
View Tube, stadium, and newly-rooved Aquatic Centre in the background
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An unexpectedly sunny Sunday offered the perfect opportunity to take in the Olympic Park from the newly-opened View Tube.

The first venue completed for the Games, the VT completes half the promise of its badly-punned name: there's no tube in sight, just a building made from recycled containers, but it does offer what organisers claim is the best publicly-accessible view of the Olympic site.

The lower half of the building houses an agreeable cafe, while upstairs it's all about the view and the legacy: a wall display charts how the local area will be transformed in order to host the Games, and what will happen to it afterwards. No place for naysaying nabobs here: reading the information panels, it's all talk of "vibrant" new communities and regeneration to a previously besmirched scrap of London.

The View Tube is accessible by a walk from Wick Road along the newly-resurfaced Greenway, or a five minute walk from Pudding Mill Lane DLR station.

Last Updated 15 November 2009

Martin

It is good opportunity for us, people from UK, to watch Olympics right in the center of Europe - London. Let this amazing event happen!