Olympics $14B Turns Junkyard Into Meadow, Studios

By James S. Russell - 2012-07-19T14:26:03Z

Photograph by James S. Russell/Bloomberg

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The High Street

The Stratford High Street near the entrance to the London 2012 Olympics Games site. Speculative residential projects have sprouted along the street to take advantage of new transport connections, a spectacular park, and a huge enclosed mall. Locals fear development will not penetrate deeper into needy neighborhoods.