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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Athletes Village

A view of the Athletes Village at the 2012 Olympics site from the adjoining Leyton neighborhood is shown in London, U.K., in this undated photo. New streets are intended to revitalized Leyton by connecting it to the amenities of the Olympics site, but the fortress-like quality of the new development may not help draw the areas together.