The 2012 Olympic Games are right around the corner and London is calling. Millions are being spent on new construction, renovations, and improvements throughout the city and beyond, but what will happen to those soon-to-be iconic structures once the athletes and spectators retreat at the conclusion of the Games?
Well, the stadium that will house the opening and closing ceremonies was once considered an ideal place to hold future track and field events. The plan was to convert the 80,000-seat arena into a 20-25,000-seat stadium once the Games were over. That plan has changed though now that track and field sport organizers have realized that the £2million price tag for annual maintenance would be a slow killer.
So, the future of the stadium is now up for the highest bidder. Who's in the running? Check out this story from the BBC.
And for more on London and the Olympics check out Rowland Stietler's case study "The City with the Thorn in it's Side" in the August issue of One+.