This was an unintentional although overdue video. I’d caught the 339 bus to Stratford Station with the intention of getting a train to Harold Wood and going in search of Stukeley’s earthworks on Navestock Common. But alighting the bus on Montfichet Road, I was drawn in by the view of the evolving skyline around Stratford – something that has become a bit of an obsession over the last 8 years or so, as regular readers of this blog will have noticed. So once I’d switched my camera on and turned into Westfield Avenue and then through the newly completed sections of the International Quarter, I was hooked.
Here are links to some of the news articles and videos referenced in the video and also some further reading:
Is the London Olympic Park a bit Crap (Sept 2015)
Links to screenshots
Olympicopolis halves towers’ height and leaves V&A looking for extra space
Latest vision revealed for Olympicopolis arts quarter in east London
Olympicopolis architects on their £1.3 billion vision for E20
Olympicopolis mark II: reworked plans for east London cultural hub revealed
Olympic Village sold to Qatari developers for £557m in deal that costs taxpayer £225m
Qataris strike Olympic gold: Sheikhs who snapped up cheap flats in the Athletes Village set to rake in £1billion profit
“So which narrative is correct? The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is managed as a private site by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), a mayoral development corporation established in 2012”
“When the athletes’ village was sold off in 2011 around half, or nearly 1,500 apartments, was sold to QDD, a joint venture between Qatari Diar, a property arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, and British property developer Delancey, to be sold or rented on the private market.
The remaining apartments were sold to Triathlon Homes, a joint venture between a developer and two non-profit housing providers, to become the “affordable” housing quota, funded by nearly 50 million pounds from the government’s Homes and Communities Agency.”
City Mill River originally called St. Thomas’ Creek
Pudding Mill River – the lost river that runs under the Stadium
Iain Sinclair at the Wanstead Tap