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ODA announce construction milestone

May 24th, 2010

Work has begun on the field of play in the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has revealed.

According to the body, this comes at the same time as the second anniversary of construction on the venue, with a “huge amount” being achieved since building commenced.

This includes the installation of 4,500 concrete columns, 14 lighting towers, 12,000 pre-cast terracing units and a 450-tonne cable net roof structure, among other jobs.

Commenting on the milestone, ODA chairman John Armitt said: “The continuing progress means the stadium is still on track to be completed a whole year before the London 2012 Games.”

He added the facility is now structurally complete and at its full height.

As part of the work on the field of play, a drainage system and ducts will be laid down in preparation for laying the turf and running track in 2011.

The London 2012 Olympics will take place between from July 27th to August 12th.

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