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What exactly has been the point of the last 160 pages, then? When did we cross the line into throwing away anything, potentially legitamate, anyone brings up in this thread simply because "it won't ma

The longer I see it "in action", I think that the idea behind the cauldron lighting and the design was extremely clever - but Heatherwick and Company completely failed in realising that the cauldron w

I don't quite understand your reasoning that the 2012 location is showing more people worldwide the cauldron that had it been located elsewhere (ie roofline of stadium etc). The cauldron is always a f

Well it links in with the plans and what Adrian posted in the opening ceremony topic, he said he thinks he has seen where the cauldron is going, lots of activity outside the stadium at the tor end of the stadium.

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Bienvenido, Galileo!!

#1 - Your English is fine!! Most of us are used to an int'l forum so we give allowances to non-English speakers. Don't worry about it!

Thanks baron-pierre!! ,)

Welcome Galileo27 :) I'm not sure if you know that the London 2012 Cauldron designer is contemporary sculptor Thomas Heatherwick. Forming the Olympic rings in flames is not really a sculpture that he can claim design credit for. It's highly likely that he will have designed a unique London Cauldron, one that has never been seen before. Besides Athens with the rings onthe water (not the Cauldron) Los Angeles 1984 also had the fiery Olympic rings as the flame travelled up to their Cauldron.

Fire running down the walls of the Stadium sounds very unsafe for the spectators inside but yes, we can expect something spectacular from Heatherwick.

hey, thanks!... i forgot Heatherwick.. well i have no clue haha... but i'm sure that is not going to be something in the orbit...

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Everyone's obsessed with the location. What about the shape and the colour? Any guesses?

I like the small cauldron that they use for the Torch Relay evening celebrations. Gold coloured with a bit of platinum I think. Maybe the main cauldron will be similar??

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So piecing together the info I'm going to say we'll have the athletes on both sides of the "river", which will be lit, taking the flame up to the Tor which then rises to either form the cauldron or somehow pass the flame to an external cauldron.

That is probably all too obvious though, so my second guess is that the cauldron has been hidden under Boris Johnson's wig since 2008.

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but the top of The Shard always features in my fantasy location. I know it is never gonna happen but it could be seen for miles around!

Except when you have the wettest summer on record when the top of the Shard is quite often shrouded in cloud!

So my second guess is that the cauldron has been hidden under Boris Johnson's wig since 2008.

Just as well he got re-elected then!

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It'd be nice if this cauldron actually ends up looking like a cauldron. You know, a bowl or container shaped. There hasn't been one like that since Salt Lake (Beijing's was more of a large candle, if that makes sense). But seeing as Heatherwick is the designer, it's probably going to be very sculptural and something that dosen't look like its suppose to hold a flame when it isn't lit.

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Except when you have the wettest summer on record when the top of the Shard is quite often shrouded in cloud!

I know it isn't nice, but that made me laugh a bit. Imagine the flame burning 300+ meters above the city...and not a soul being able to see it because it is shrouded in clouds. Ohhhhh, I hope the weather improves.

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It'd be nice if this cauldron actually ends up looking like a cauldron. You know, a bowl or container shaped. There hasn't been one like that since Salt Lake (Beijing's was more of a large candle, if that makes sense). But seeing as Heatherwick is the designer, it's probably going to be very sculptural and something that dosen't look like its suppose to hold a flame when it isn't lit.

I though Beijing was quite Cauldronesque myself - similar in shape to Lillehammer. I agree though I'd rather it was cauldron in appearance - can still be neat and stylish but ultimately it shouldn't detract from the flame.

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Beijing actually was one of the beautiful cauldrons, with a majestic tall and yet broad flame. It looked much better than those chimney-type cauldron pipes that were used in Athens, Torino and Vancouver.

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I agree Bejing's cauldron just tied the entire branding of the torch relay together and remained quintessentially chinese. Though I loved everything about the Athen's opening ceremony the cauldron design itself was a major disappointment.

To me Athens cauldron design and lighting method is pure class and perfection.

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I also hope the lighting sequence music is good and fitting. Sydney and Athens' choices were fantastic.

Everything since 2004 has been overly dramatic, cheesy, and/or sounded like it came out of a cheap audio stock library.

(So many things to consider when thinking about cauldrons / lightings!)

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Don't get me wrong NY20 and Kevzz. I loved the moment that was the lighting of the cauldron of Athens. The music the lights the energy the fireworks display I loved every minute of it. But the cauldron itself as a piece of architecture central to the culmination of the olympics I think it fell flat but when seen how it was used that's where the impressive ness comes.

Bejing was Beautiful as a work of art but the moment took way too long to happen and was over way too fast. Athens and especially Sydney worked well to create a feeling still centered around the flame after it was lit. Beijing just lit it and then the fire works went off.

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I really like Athens' cauldron and its lighting. It was a brilliant idea to have a camera behind it; that shot of the cualdron rising in front of the athletes, camera's flashing all over a stadium... great drama.

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Just posted this on Skyscraper

I'm sure there is a big X or + mark where the cauldron is meant to go on the plans, look close between the pods, I can't post the picture because it wont let me so here is the link to the topic on Skyscraper.

http://www.skyscrape...1471792&page=16

Here you go. I don't see the x though. (Click here for larger version.)

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Here you go. I don't see the x though. (Click here for larger version.)

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This "X"?

<a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=97pisk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i49.tinypic.com/97pisk.png" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

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This "X"?

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I thought he was referring to odd-looking double-length pod, which is more closely in line with the Tor (but right behind the light tower on the stadium's axis). Where you circled also makes sense because it is between the two light towers. But right around there seems likely.

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