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London 2012 Olympic stadium external structure complete

The construction of the Olympic Stadium’s external structure was completed yesterday

The roof structure, which will support the fabric roof, and the black steel rakers, which act as the terracing supports for the upper tier 55,000 seats, were completed to form the outer shell of the Olympic Stadium, just fourteen months after construction started on the flagship venue.

“The Olympic Stadium has already changed the east London skyline and is a visible symbol of the strong progress that has been made on the Olympic Park over the last year,” said Olympic Delivery Authority Chairman John Armitt.

“With almost three years to go before the start of the London 2012 Games, we are in a strong position and everyone on the project is committed to making the next year as successful as the last.”

The first of the 15m high, 85-tonne steel sections of the roof was lifted into place at the end of January this year, and now all 28 sections are in place over a month earlier than originally planned.


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