New Details Surface Regarding the London 2012 Olympic Park
While the 2012 Olympic Games will soon be coming to a close, plans to honor this event are just beginning. A park to commemorate the 2012 Olympic Games in London is in the planning process and will be renamed Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This park plans to honor this year’s Olympic Games by focusing on the innovative, original and creative.
According to Dezeen Magazine, the first phase of this new park is expected to be completed by July 27th 2013, which will mark the one year anniversary of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. Following the first phase will be the South Plaza, which is planned for 2014 and will include the aquatics center and the main stadium. Over the next 20 years, 5 brand-new neighborhoods will be popping up in the area as well.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic park is expected to become a top 10 attraction in London by the year 2020. In addition, it has the potential to attract approximately 9 million visitors from the city of London as well as the rest of the world as early as 2016. London Mayor Boris Johnson noted how important this new park will be to London:
“Not since Georgian England has London seen such an ambitious and comprehensive vision for a new district. Beautiful spaces, high quality family homes, spectacular facilities, excellent shopping, and unrivaled transport links in Europe’s largest new urban park. I can not think of a better place for families to settle and children to grow up.”
It was so exciting to hear about the new details surrounding this new project and we can’t wait to see it progress. If you are feeling inspired by this skyscraper for your own project, Vertical Arts can help. Contact us today for more information regarding all things architecture in Steamboat Springs.