I posted my (brief) thoughts on the current state of the Olympic Park recently. But I saw only from afar. Here’s a short video courtesy of the Guardian, as a group of architects get to tour the interiors of the venues and offer their opinions. They don’t cast the stadium in a good light. Without the fabric wrap, the stadium is a shocking eyesore from the outside. I was utterly staggered when, due to budgetary restraints, they decided to do away with the wrap. Thankfully, a private sponsor has controversially stepped up to the plate, and the wrap will be there in time for the big opening ceremony.
I like the Guardian, by the by. At a time when every other traditional print media company is mired in scandal, putting up paywalls or otherwise scratching their heads and wondering what to do with the new darn fangled interweb, the Guardian has grasped the 21st century with both hands. Their online newspaper is the best interpretation of a broadsheet on the net I’ve seen. Their range of podcasts is comprehensive and the production and content highly polished. Their mobile apps are brilliant. And their use of social media unrivalled. They deserve to succeed. Although, they are a bit mean for disabling embedding for the video below. Tut.