Olympic Park handover day: Aquatic Centre pictured now and then

The shell of the temporary seats at the London 2012 Aquatics Centre was stripped away today as the £292 million transformation of the Olympic Park moved into full gear.

November 2012

The interior of the Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park today. Credit: PA

July 2012

The Aquatic Centre in action during the Women's 100m backstroke heats. Credit: PA

February 2012

The pool during the British Gas Swimming Championships at the Aquatics Centre.

November 2012

Rain soaks the ground outside the Aquatic Centre as its outer panelling is stripped. Credit: ITV News/Lewis Vaughan Jones

July 2012

Fireworks above the Aquatic Centre during the London 2012 opening ceremony in July. Credit: PA

August 2012

US First lady Michelle Obama watches the swimming in the Aquatics Centre on the first day of the London Olympics. Credit: PA

November 2012

Construction workers abseil to remove the final section of outer shell from the temporary seating of the Aquatic Centre. Credit: PA

September 2012

The Aquatic Centre seen during the Paralympic Games. Credit: PA

November 2012

The exterior of the Olympic Aquatics centre in the Olympic Park. Credit: PA
Construction workers on scaffolding at the Olympic pool in the Aquatic Centre. Credit: PA

July 2009

Ddiver Tom Daley sees the Aquatic Centre for the first time in 2009. Credit: PA

July 2012

LOCOG Chairman Lord Seb Coe (left) waits as The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh watch swimming from the Aquatic Centre balcony. Credit: PA