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    London Olympic 2012 Sculpture

    They could have chosen to build a nice pretty sculpture and make everything look nice.
    But no, an ugly mangled-rollercoaster type sculpture has been chosen.
    And if you think the pictures are crazy enough....it costs £16 Million pounds! :O

    22 Comments

    Original Poster

    I suppose it matches our poor excuse for a logo

    its costing 19 million..... ppl complain about those huge metal wind turbines here in wales being an eye sore...that looks like the biggest eyesore i could imagine seeing...

    nice piece of work for 19 million

    18 + 1/2 million in consultants fees - 50k to artist - + 2 lorry loads of 20mm steel pipe painted red and welders fees - bobs your uncle:p

    we wont be laughing when it bankrupts us - canada comes to mind

    wont even have a dogs chance of getting tix to events - 80% corporate - 20% touts

    holly100;8259338

    nice piece of work for 19 million18 + 1/2 million in consultants fees - … nice piece of work for 19 million18 + 1/2 million in consultants fees - 50k to artist - + 2 lorry loads of 20mm steel pipe painted red and welders fees - bobs your uncle:pwe wont be laughing when it bankrupts us - canada comes to mindwont even have a dogs chance of getting tix to events - 80% corporate - 20% touts



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    whatsThePoint;8259344

    i'm glad this isn't the 1st april or i'd of thought it was some kind of … i'm glad this isn't the 1st april or i'd of thought it was some kind of joke



    Time for :lazy:

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    i'm sure they have already sorted stewards out - seem to remember something from a year or so ago - they held some sort of comp or the like

    someone might be able to verify this :thumbsup:

    piece of junk. What a waste.

    holly100;8259362

    i'm sure they have already sorted stewards out - seem to remember … i'm sure they have already sorted stewards out - seem to remember something from a year or so ago - they held some sort of comp or the like someone might be able to verify this :thumbsup:



    Possibly, but you can still be a volunteer if you really wanted to go.

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    CFC_Mark;8259368

    Possibly, but you can still be a volunteer if you really wanted to … Possibly, but you can still be a volunteer if you really wanted to go.]http://www.london2012.com/get-involved/volunteering/index.php




    70000 volunteers - jeez - i dont want to be picking up Mcds wrappers in the car park

    i wanna be on the finish line cheering usain bolt - brushing the track or something::-D

    whatsThePoint;8259344

    i'm glad this isn't the 1st april or i'd of thought it was some kind of … i'm glad this isn't the 1st april or i'd of thought it was some kind of joke



    :w00t: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

    Looks like the engineers played too much World Of Goo during the design stage....

    Still, at least it'll be painted red and not like the eyesore, B of the Bang, we had here in Manchester, which was only red with rust!! Now that WAS a total waste of money and it almost demolished itself with the amount of bits that fell off it!!

    Can you imagine bits falling off this at the height it's going to be!

    Banned

    Why are they trying to be so contemporary and going for the modern art, pile of sh*t theme again ? This makes the logo look well designed. The spend billions on a database that doesn't work, millions on a logo that nobody likes and millions on a horrible structure. Government needs new staff ! Government could leave with them actually

    This was on my local news, guaranteed an interview if you complete the course. Maybe there are similar schemes being run by other counties or organisations. Worth a look if youare considering volunteering.

    essexlegacy.org/vol…st/

    I hear it's going to be known as the WOMBLE -

    Waste Of Money By London Executives

    I think it looks ok, i would like to climb up it.
    As for the price... £3 million is not a bad price for something that big.

    Original Poster

    scoff;8259968

    I think it looks ok, i would like to climb up it. As for the price... £3 … I think it looks ok, i would like to climb up it. As for the price... £3 million is not a bad price for something that big.



    It's going to cost £19.1 Million.

    But the steel comapny are paying for £16 million (almost 84%) so it's only costing "us" £3 million.

    Original Poster

    scoff;8259985

    But the steel comapny are paying for £16 million (almost 84%) so it's … But the steel comapny are paying for £16 million (almost 84%) so it's only costing "us" £3 million.



    Still a waste of money though :-D

    I imagine someone will try and climb it after a night on the town and fall off it to their death. The HSE will then make them either take it down or ring it with a gigantic fence so you can't see it.

    I kind of like it, better than some of the rubbish they come up with.

    Most sculptures like this are hated to begin with but over time become a landmark, I daresay the lady of the north )or whatever it's called) was seen as a monstrosity, now it is a very well known Newcastle landmark.

    well i actually like it.
    think it will good. once its up
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