Bird’s eye view pictures celebrate park’s anniversary
PUBLISHED: 15:09 02 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:09 02 September 2019
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New aerial photographs have been released to mark seven years since the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The images show a unique view of Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the intricate landscaping and green spaces on the site which reopened to the public five years ago.
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Before and after shots of the location show how Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - which is free to enter and open 24 hours a day - has transformed since 2008 into the Green Flag award-winning park that it is today.
And the area continues to transform, with two new business districts, thousands of homes planned, new schools and health centres open, and a cultural and education district - East Bank - under construction.
The London Legacy Development Corporation, which acts as the venue's guardian, estimates there will be 40,000 jobs by 2025 and 24,000 new homes on and around the park by 2031.
Following London's successful bid to host the Olympic Games in 2005 a huge programme of clearing and cleaning took place in Stratford with 200 buildings removed, 52 electricity pylons taken away and 200 hectares of brownfield land, waterways, and rail lines transformed.
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