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2012 Olympic Stadiums Rise Up in Stop-Motion Panache

Hey, remember the Olympics? No, no, not the one in Beijing a couple of years back, but the other one, the upcoming one in London. Outside of the UK, after that initial flurry of red hot anger over its logo fizzled out a few years back, there hasn’t been too much to talk about before the Olympic PR machine fires up and it provides a nice temporary summer distraction from next year’s presidential election. In the interim, there’s just lots and lots of construction, and that seems worth checking in on. The Telegraph just posted two fun time-lapse clips of the building of two of its main palaces of sport. The first, below, is the biggest of the lot, the Olympic Stadium, designed by the Kansas City-based builders of nearly every stadium ever, Populous (no word on if critics hate it as much as they did back in 2007 when plans for it were unveiled or if that was still just residual logo anger). After the jump, you’ll see Zaha Hadid‘s Aquatics Centre going up in record speed.

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