Results tagged “Andrew Altman”

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In a surprise announcement, Andrew Altman today said he would leave the London Legacy Development Corporation after the Olympic Games this August.

He will step down as chief executive as the corporation enters a new phase focused on construction.

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It's pouring down. We're sheltering in a food and drink concession in the shadow of the Orbit. The canvas roof is pounding with rain that puddles at our feet.

Tricky climate then for Andrew Altman to paint a picture of what's to come. Still, he gives it a go.

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The process to take over the Olympic Stadium has been extended another eight weeks to give bidders extra time to submit their proposals.

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Controversial it may be but there it most certainly is. The unwieldy round tower with the unwieldy name of ArcelorMittal Orbit was unveiled today - although it has been scarcely veiled.

Standing 114.5m next to the Olympic Stadium, the mangled viewing platform was created by Turner Prize winning artist Anish Kapoor who called it "awkward" and "beautiful". A structure with "its elbows sticking out".

stadiumnew.jpgNaming rights for the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Multi-use Arena are up for grabs after the official launch of the bidding process.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company is looking for organisations to associate their brands with the venues through naming rights and other sponsorship deals.