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It is all round the stadium, each stairwell is a slightly different colour so as you walk round the stadium you get a colour spectrum 360°. The lighting of the wrap is supposed to reflect it. The scheme was concieved by a British artist, I forget her name. She does a lot of work with colour, and she worked with the stadium creators on it

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It is all round the stadium, each stairwell is a slightly different colour so as you walk round the stadium you get a colour spectrum 360°. The lighting of the wrap is supposed to reflect it. The scheme was concieved by a British artist, I forget her name. She does a lot of work with colour, and she worked with the stadium creators on it

Except when it's swamped with people, no one will really notice...especially if you're walking down the stairs.

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Thats probably the case with most building detail, that whole area will be flooded with coloured light and as people pass through they will be submerged in it, the branding will come to life with people being coloured every colour of the rainbow. Its so beautiful I could cry : )

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It is all round the stadium, each stairwell is a slightly different colour so as you walk round the stadium you get a colour spectrum 360°. The lighting of the wrap is supposed to reflect it. The scheme was concieved by a British artist, I forget her name. She does a lot of work with colour, and she worked with the stadium creators on it

Can anybody remember her name. I remember reading about her involvement and being quite excited by the examples given of her work. I even emailed her to say how much I was looking forward to seeing what she would come up with. Now I can't even remember her name. It looks amazing.

A report in the London Evening Standard said that the track is going to be blue!?

I hope they are right. I have seen the images created for lots of colours and blue fits so well.

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I still don't see the warm-up track??

Also, Jerseyboi, can u limit your fotos to NO MORE than 3 smaller ones per post (or use lower resolution)? It takes FOREVER TO LOAD. Thanks.

The warm up track will be in the area above the stadium in the third photo - the other side of the raised greenway walk.

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It is quite remarkable how much this area has transformed in just the last two years. London should be proud of the stadium, albeit much is temporary, it will still look like an awesome place for a party next year.

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Confirmation that the wrap is back it seems, and in its original form. I wonder who's sponsored it? :

Smallhorn is also collaborating on the hotly contested and highly secretive “wrap”, the long vertical fins of PVC fabric that will be suspended behind the diagonal columns, white on the outside and coloured to match the spectrum within. Twisted 90 degrees along their length, they will signal the entrances and also mask the exposed undercroft, although there is a danger that they will detract from the current crisp clarity of the white steel picked out against the darker interior. Momentarily banished by budget cuts, the wrap has since been reinstated through private sponsorship by Locog, the agency responsible for dressing the park – and in fact the city itself – in the official “look of the games”, a cacophony of fluorescent shards. To her credit, Smallhorn has somehow tamed the brash brand identity into a surprisingly successful treatment.

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http://www.bdonline.co.uk/buildings/london-2012-olympic-stadium-by-populous/5016249.article#ixzz1ImBYhIxB

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^^ Whilst the news that the wrap is back is obviously the biggest point, it's well worth reading that whole article. One of the best and most detailed I've read on the stadium. And also, I didn't know this! :

"For all the precision engineering involved, there is a refreshingly English attitude at play beneath the slickness, in line with the “make do and mend” spirit of the 1948 Olympics. At a stage when all of the construction drawings for the steel superstructure had been made, the supplier discovered an alternative cheaper source: a hoard of unused gas pipes, “found in a field in Yorkshire,” grins Aikenhead. They were slightly larger in diameter, and shorter in length, but had the same structural properties. After extensive testing, the drawings were changed accordingly and the gas pipes now stand in place, providing all of the visible white structure, 30% of the total steelwork – and adding another chapter to the bulging sustainability story of this recycled and recyclable machine for playing in."

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