Keeping that post-Olympic flame burning
Grand Olympic Auditorium (now Glory Church of Jesus Christ), Los Angeles.
August 17th, 2012
11:44 AM ET

Keeping that post-Olympic flame burning

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

(CNN) - The athletes are long gone. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are back at home. Work crews will now begin deconstructing all but six of the venues that hosted the world’s best athletes at the Olympic Games in London.

So what comes next? Ellen Dunham-Jones, a professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Georgia Tech, says the intent is to transform East London and give the city room to grow:

[1:44] “The legacy of the investments in transit, in the public space, giving London room to expand as the population continues to grow but that it expands with access to transit and to parks and to employment and housing, I mean that’s huge.”