In pictures: a preview to the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
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Pictures of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Arguably London 2012’s biggest star – the Olympic Park itself – is finally ready to play host to the public once again.
Almost unrecognizable since the Games, the south of the 560-acre Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which was the focus of the action during the Olympics and Paralympics, has been transformed over 18 months at a cost of £300million.
Giant temporary venues such as the Basketball Arena, catering tents and even bridges have been taken down and replaced with manicured lawns, a play area, an amphitheatre and even a climbing wall – to name but a few.
The north of the park has been in use for a year already, but its more iconic south side stands relatively empty, save the flourescent-jacketed workforce striving to ready it in time for the opening on Saturday.
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