Jonathan Glancey

Going for Bronze? The London Olympics’ Lackluster Architectural Legacy

When London was named host city for the 2012 Olympics, experts thought it was the urban planning that won the day. What happened to that grand vision?

When London was named host city for the 2012 Olympics seven years ago, experts thought it was the urban planning behind the bid that ultimately won the day. Now, on the eve of the event itself, with several lackluster venues in place, many are wondering: What happened to that grand vision?