Olympic stadium floodlights finally lose their dazzle
The floodlights which allowed the stars of London 2012 to shine have finally lost their dazzle.
The first of the distinctive 14 triangle-shaped lighting towers which formed the Olympic stadium's "crown" have been taken down.
The steel structures are being removed in pairs - one from either side - to prevent the roof from buckling. The lights will be re-used in the new-look stadium, but the huge triangular frames will be redundant.
At least one is expected to be "planted" in the Olympic Park as an art installation and permanent reminder of how the stadium looked in its glory days.