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Olympic stadium gets concrete support for 2012

PUBLISHED: 16:21 19 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 October 2010

Stadium. View of the rakers in the Stadium. Precast concrete rakers are beginning to define the circular shape of the Stadium interior. The rakers are precast in the Olympic Park and form the part of the Stadium terracing upon which spectator's seats are fixed. Picture taken on 18 Sp 2008 by Anthony Charlton.

Stadium. View of the rakers in the Stadium. Precast concrete rakers are beginning to define the circular shape of the Stadium interior. The rakers are precast in the Olympic Park and form the part of the Stadium terracing upon which spectator's seats are fixed. Picture taken on 18 Sp 2008 by Anthony Charlton.

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THE first 12 pre-cast concrete supports for the seating terraces in the bowl’ of the 2012 Olympics stadium have been lifted into place. More of the 12,000 pre-cast units are being delivered to site at Stratford next week from factories in Lincolnshire and Somerset. The units, each weighing up to 10 tonnes, will eventually hold the 25,000 permanent stadium seats

THE first 12 pre-cast concrete supports for the seating terraces in the bowl’ of the 2012 Olympics stadium have been lifted into place.

More of the 12,000 pre-cast units are being delivered to site at Stratford next week from factories in Lincolnshire and Somerset. The units, each weighing up to 10 tonnes, will eventually hold the 25,000 permanent stadium seats.

Anyone interested in seeing the progress of the stadium going up—like watching paint dry—can log onto a webcam set up on the roof of Forman and Field’s food factory at Old Ford.

The roof overlooks the stadium construction site a-quarter-of-a-mile away on the other side of the River Lea.

Their website is at:

www.formanandfield.com/fisheyeview

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