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London 2012 Olympic Stadium: Design and construction

The UK Olympic Stadium, which will host athletic events and the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has developed around an innovative use of permanent and temporary structures designed to meet the 80 000 Games spectator capacity and a 25 000 Legacy spectator capacity.

Author(s): P. Westbury, F. McCormick and M. Birchall (Buro Happold) M. Breton and C. Keenan (Sir Robert McAlpine) P. Hulme (Watson Steel Limited)

Keywords: olympic games, london, olympic stadium, london, stadia, design, wind engineering, sustainability, steel, dynamic analysis, roofs, cable nets, fabric, connections, erecting, lighting towers