Wednesday, 24 October 2012

O is for...

O2 arena

Now, if you watched any of the Olympics, there is quite a chance that you saw this arena come by at some point. It was used for the gymnastics and the final of the basketball games. However, you may not have heard this name then, since due to advertising regulations it was known during the Olympics and Paralympics as the North Greenwich Arena. 

The arena was built later than the dome which meant that any work that needed to be done to the place, needed to be done inside, since no cranes could be used. So, the roof was built and then lifted into place! 

This is the letter O for ABC Wednesday. Why not join?

Photo taken in April 2011, from the River Thames


  1. That's very interesting. I watched all of the Olympics and I remember that arena.

    So how is your move going?

  2. Interesting and new info. y day is made

    PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

  3. Hey, I wrote about the Olympics this week

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. I stayed in east London for a while this summer and went by that site every day at least twice! It's quite a sight/site!

    abcw team

  5. I would have thought you'd have "O is for Oslo" but this is an interesting photo.

  6. Fascinating info. I didn't know that was how they put the dome on and the restrictions it caused.

  7. Interesting Mara! Are we going to meet on 10th November? At Schiphol? I am looking forward to seeing you and Kay!


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