2012 Olympics

August 11, 2012, 9am PDT
Dogged in advance of the Olympics by fears of transit paralysis, Lauren Collins discusses how London's public transportation network has been the surprise hit of the Games.
The New Yorker
July 30, 2012, 8am PDT
The gateway to the London Olympic complex isn't marked by an iconic work of art or public plaza, but rather by a store - Fat Face - which is part of a gigantic new mall. Some aren't too happy with the blatant mix of commerce and competition.
The New York Times
July 25, 2012, 2pm PDT
As the 2012 Summer Olympics begin in earnest today with the first Women's Soccer games, Andrew Zimbalist offers 3 reasons why "hosting the Olympics is a losers game."
The Atlantic
June 2, 2012, 11am PDT
Planned as intensely for the two weeks this summer when the world's attention will be focused on the XXX Olympiad as the decades following the end of the last race, Anthony Faiola examines whether London's Olympics provide a model for future hosts.
The Washington Post
March 26, 2012, 12pm PDT
With only four months to go until the opening ceremony, Gwen Webber checks in on the progress of London's Olympic preparations, and the wider redevelopment effort that the games have sparked.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 12, 2012, 8am PST
Rowan Moore judges the return of the "huge" housing estate in the shape of the 2012 Olympics Athletes' Village in London.
The Observer
December 12, 2011, 2pm PST
A vibrant neighborhood is rising on Manhattan's far west side, where the Stadium and complex would have been built as proposed by the New York's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
The New York Times
May 25, 2011, 8am PDT
The 2012 Olympics are hoped to create a big economic boost for host city London. The event's long-term impacts on the environment, though, are still hard for organizers to predict.
The Guardian
January 18, 2011, 6am PST
British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to build a Silicon Valley-like "tech city" at the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics. But some question whether his plan can work.
Wired UK
November 17, 2010, 7am PST
A heavily contaminated site formerly used for chemical storage in East London provides an expensive lesson in urban brownfield remediation for government officials preparing the city for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games.
The Guardian
November 4, 2010, 8am PDT
A group of West End business owners plans to direct slower moving foot traffic to walk along storefronts.
The Wall Street Journal
October 12, 2010, 9am PDT
As London redevelops its troubled East End ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, organizers are warning against the post-event developments turning into ghettos of the middle class.
Building Design
July 6, 2010, 7am PDT
Officials in London have announced a plan to link the city's 2012 Olympics venues through a system of cable cars.
Guardian
September 5, 2009, 11am PDT
English Prime Minister Gordon Brown is confident that the 2012 Summer Olympics will bring a big economic benefit to London. But with costs rising beyond expectations, some are skeptical of the PM's prediction.
Reuters
July 30, 2009, 9am PDT
As it prepares to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, the City of London is getting closer to completion on some of its event-related infrastructure. So far, the best buildings are more nuts-and-bolts than flash, according to this piece.
Blueprint
June 30, 2009, 7am PDT
Officials in London are changing their minds about the main stadium being built for the 2012 Summer Olympics, which was intended to be a semi-temporary structure. Now they want it to be permanent.
The Architects' Journal
January 20, 2009, 9am PST
The 2012 Olympics in London -- a one month event three years away -- has already created nearly 30,000 construction jobs.
Building