London 2012: PVC hits the mark for shooting venue, more


The estimated 104,000 spectators who came to London's historic Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich for the London 2012 shooting competitions were greeted by a wall of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), literally, with the temporary cube-shaped structures for the 10-, 25-, and 50m shooting competitions which are clad in 18,000 sq m of white vinyl.

London's Olympic organizers were very conscious of the legacy that the games of the 30th Olympiad would leave behind, both in terms of the emotional and cultural imprint of the event on the country, as well as the bricks-and-mortar legacy of venues purpose-built for the Olympics. Beijing's 2008 games were truly a spectacle, with innovative and striking architecture playing a huge role, but four years on, some of the most iconic structures, including the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium have settled into disuse and disrepair....
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