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Park life: How the Olympic Park is becoming a city annexe

Words: Mark Smulian
East Village

The Olympic Park lies in legacy afterglow, but by 2030 – if all goes to plan – it will be not so much parkland as a city annexe with green spaces, says Mark Smulian

As cleaning up after the show goes, there are few bigger jobs than the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Two years after the last cheers died away the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is being developed for recreation, residential and employment use. It’s not a typical park. The southern end around Stratford has large paved areas between the Olympic venues, while farther north one goes........
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