London Olympics' Conflicted Architecture: Gorgeous Gardens, Scary "Orbit"

By James S. Russell - 2012-07-10T14:42:12Z

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Olympic Parklands

New Olympic parklands foreground the Olympic Stadium, including plantings intended to scrub the Lea River that passes through the London Olympics site. Industrial debris was removed and polluted soils were cleaned onsite before planting.