Latest pictures show Olympic Park progress: gallery

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has today (17 November) released new aerial images of the Olympic Park showing the progress made on the main venues.

Latest pictures show Olympic Park progress: gallery
Latest pictures show Olympic Park progress: gallery
The images have been released to coincide with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission’s visit this Friday (19 November).

They show the Olympic Stadium with its roof and lighting towers in place; the newly installed wave-shaped roof of the Aquatics Centre: the completed structures of the International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre, Handball Arena and Basketball Arena; the Athletes' Village and the Velodrome which is on target to be the first Olympic Park sporting venue to be completed in early 2011.

Work has also started on the temporary ‘high street’ for journalists and broadcasters during the Games and more than 500 trees and thousands of wetland plants have been planted around the Olympic Stadium to create 250 acres of new parklands.

To see the latest pictures of the Olympic Park click here.

The ODA recently announced that the construction project is now 75% complete and the main venues on track to be completed next summer – a year before the Games.

ODA chairman John Armitt, said: "This year is the toughest in terms of construction and we are at our busiest. We will enter 2011 with the confidence that more than three quarters of the construction project is complete and that all milestones to date have been achieved.

"We remain on schedule and within budget but are not complacent about the challenge that lies ahead."

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