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London Olympic Architecture

Is it mainly the cities that get the Summer that have nice, purpose-built buildings to leave behind as legacies for the city? Although many buildings and other things came together due in part to the 2010 in Vancouver, nothing really amazing like the aquatic centres in both Beijing and was designed. I guess if the city ever got a Summer (which is much bigger is scale, and totally appropriate for a mild-weathered city like Vancouver), Zaha Hadid can make us a colosseum-shaped aquatic centre to match her main library branch downtown?

Okay, I actually really like the look of her London 2012-designed aquatic centre:

aquatic centre

aquatic centre

aquatic centre

aquatic centre

Photos from http://www.dezeen.com

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 The Watchtower of the Olympics, Orbit, designed by Anish Kapoor.

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