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PHOTOS: Aerial pictures show Olympic Park 'big build' on track

19 May 10 New photos released by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show construction progress on the Olympic Park's 'big build' is on track during the project's busiest year to date.

New photos released by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show construction progress on the Olympic Park's 'big build' is on track during the project's busiest year to date.

The aerial images, taken earlier this month, show the construction progress on the ‘big five’ venues – Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Olympic Village, Velodrome and IBC/MPC – plus further progress on the new infrastructure and landscaping works across the Olympic Park.

There are currently nearly 10,000 people working on the Olympic Park and Olympic Village.

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The latest Olympic Park aerial photos show:

  • the Olympic Stadium at its full height with all 14 lighting towers now in place and work well underway on covering the cable-net roof;
  • the wave-shaped Aquatics Centre steel roof structure in place with roof covering work well underway. The concrete dive pool and two 50m competition and training pools have also been completed and tested;
  • the structure of International Broadcast Centre (IBC) completed and the Main Press Centre (MPC) taking shape;
  • the distinct double-curved roof of the Velodrome lifted into place and work on the roof covering well underway; and
  • the first three residential plots in the Olympic Village structurally complete and other residential plots approaching their full height;
  • a new bridge constructed at Angel Lane in Stratford, which replaces a Victorian era structure, to allow greater capacity for vehicles and pedestrians during and after the 2012 Games. Construction work is on track to be completed in the summer when the new bridge will be fully opened.

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chairman John Armitt, said: 'As we approach the halfway point of our toughest year in the construction of the Olympic Park, these new images show the visible progress being made. The structures of the "big five" venues are already firm fixtures on the east London skyline and we remain on schedule. However there is no room for complacency as construction activity accelerates in the coming months.'

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