In pictures: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from the sky

  • 27 July 2014
  • From the section London
Back in 2005, when London was awarded the Games, the area in east London where the Olympic Park was to be built was mainly brown field land, previously used for industrial purposes. (Associated Press photo)
In April, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opened to the public for the first time since the London 2012 Games (The remaining photos are taken by Jason Hawkes)
Current attractions include the Aquatics Centre, which is open to the public, while a Westfield shopping centre is nearby
The stadium is being developed and and will become the new home to West Ham United FC
The stadium will reopen as West Ham's new home in 2016
The former London 2012 Athletes' Village has been transformed into East Village creating 2,818 new homes
Children can play in sand pits and interactive fountains around the park
The ArcelorMittal Orbit has two platforms providing views of the park and the capital

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