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Work starts on the Olympic Aquatics Centre

Work starts on 2,800t Aquatic Center roof

Work starts this week to lift into place the huge 2,800t waveshaped roof for the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre.Lifting the Zaha Hadid and Arup-designed structure into place is described by Olympic Delivery Authority chairmanJohn Armitt as the greatest engineering challenge of the Olympic Park’s construction (see Viewpoint page 17).Spanning more than 100m, the roof will be supported on just three points, which take the form of concrete cores:two ...

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