New Aerial Pics Of The Olympic Park

Dean Nicholas
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New Aerial Pics Of The Olympic Park
Olympic village.
Olympic village.
Media centre.
Media centre.
Main stadium and the City. The Orbit tower can be see to the left of the stadium.
Main stadium and the City. The Orbit tower can be see to the left of the stadium.
Main stadium. The Orbit can be seen to the stadium's right.
Main stadium. The Orbit can be seen to the stadium's right.
Main stadium with Canary Wharf in the background
Main stadium with Canary Wharf in the background
Basketball arena and Velodrome
Basketball arena and Velodrome
The Aquatic Centre, with temporary (and unsightly) seating 'wings'.
The Aquatic Centre, with temporary (and unsightly) seating 'wings'.

With a little over 500 days before the Games, the Olympic Delivery Authority has released another batch of photographs showing how the site is developing.

The most noticeable difference since our last bird's-eye safari is the greenery: splashes of grass, saplings and other bits of landscaping are now evident, as the Park begins to emerge from its years-long chrysalis as a huge building site into a scrubbed-up and manicured sporting hub, befitting of the world's attention next summer. Also, work on the Orbit tower is underway, and can be seen in some of the photographs beside the main stadium.

The Velodrome, which can be seen in a couple of the photos above, was officially opened today. The BBC takes a ride around the venue.

See also:

A ground-level tour of the Olympic Park.

Last Updated 22 February 2011