Out of the many experiences I have recently had in this zone of reconstruction a naming has emerged which settles for me upon the view from inside the Olympic Park looking towards this emerging centre of industrialised retail. It clusters around the transport interchanges which bring people and commodities here. I call this location Stratfield.
The layout of these broad thoroughfares are components of an oversized landscape designed for the performance of grand spectacles of sport, leisure and retail.
Above is a view taken well before the rush hour on a cold foggy February morning in 2013 of an energised apparatchik setting off across the bridge to Stratford.