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London 2012 Olympic Cauldron...

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I think i found a possible location.....

Will come back later with a plot on the pictures, but here some of this pictures, where I am locating it !!!!!

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Great pictures there. I more excited that i've just seen the apartment block where i'll be staying in, in your first picture. Just north east of the warm up track, right next to the railway line is a a row of 4 and 6 storey apartment blocks with a slightly curve grey roof with red and yellow brick walls :D

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I'm curious, too. I mean, those pictures not even give the slightest hint so far. It's the Olympic Park from different angles.

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Sorry, I'm not good at those things... to touch pictures...

So here it is.... What is this area that is already ready, with those circles... I guess it could host in the future a cauldron ! (circle in red on the pics)

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I made a mistake.

The Caudron WILL BE ON OPPOSITE media e vips, so they'll be able to see the cauldron

I don't think this is an issue, with a cauldron outside the stadium... And you were right in your first post, the VIPs and Media would be this side of the stadium (along or at the end of the 100m lane)

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That area is the Great British Garden:

http://www.londonleg...british-garden/

I still think the cauldron will be to the North of the Stadium - i.e. where it is shown in the planning application:

http://planning.lond...0%282268%29.pdf

Thanks about the Great British Garden .... :wacko:

Regarding the map you posted, i already seen it (It's 5 years old) and last saturday I tried to check on site.... and this area is full of booth & pedestrian access....

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Still plenty of room, even with the booths I reckon. That "limit of deviation" line gives them quite a lot of flexibility in its placement.

I might be wrong of course but for all the speculation, I still think it'll end up there as was originally planned. :D

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Still plenty of room, even with the booths I reckon.

Not totally agree... and in your map it looks like there is a security area around ?

And I don't think they will erect something directly on the stadium main concourse, as they could not dig under it as there is plenty of areas of the stadium just under this concourse...

So my new guess !!!!! probably on the other bank of this river (and perhaps still at the Great Garden ;) ) or I am thinking about something inside but with a replica outside..... I could not imagine the Olympic Stadium withtout a clear view of its cauldron... and a cauldron that could not be seen by all people coming in the Olympic park..........; Ahgrrr I'm lost :blink:

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If they were to build it to the West of the given area in that pdf it would be viewable to a lot of the stadium and certainly all the VIPs (bear in mind Beijing's wouldn't have been seen by everyone in the stadium either), viewable across the entire park and people would still be able to get pretty close to it without needing to get onto Stadium Island. That's my guess.

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I don't think that's a likely position for the cauldron, especially since it would destroy quite a bit of that newly-designed garden.

I'm not even sure about the green belt around/below the pods area. There's that stange white/greyish (concrete?) square in that area, but if you look at the picture in high resolution, that it's directly adjacent to the canal wall and surrounded by bushes and small trees. So it's also not a likely position for a big cauldron tower.

I don't know, I more and more get the impression there won't be a cauldron tower and they'll rather go for a cauldron inside the stadium or on the roof.

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I still think the cauldron will be on top of the Orbit tower

And the cauldron used during the 1948 Games? Where is it?! Has the perfect size to be inside the stadium.

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And the cauldron used during the 1948 Games? Where is it?! Has the perfect size to be inside the stadium.

It's exhibited in the main entrance of the new wembley stadium

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I'm sure the cauldron won't be placed at this site anymore...

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credit: *Nurse*

But what is under this blue protective canvas, on the right, with this kind of clear circle on the floor ???

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No way that they'll build their cauldron that close to the pods. And I also think that it will have a far bigger diameter than that tent.

If they still plan to build an outdoor cauldron, that is. As I said, I'm getting the feeling that they'll build a cauldron inside or on top of the stadium instead.

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^^ For all we know, we're speculating that that tent hides the cauldron, when all it could be is something as simple as a portable toilet. :P

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I never said this thing was the cauldron itself, but could have been the basement for something else... if following the plans shared here something was supposed to be erected in that area !!!

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