Boris Johnson: Olympic rings on Tower Bridge ‘a wake-up call for London’

Giant Olympic rings became the crowning glory on Tower Bridge today as the countdown to the London 2012 Games enters the last 30 days.

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe and mayor Boris Johnson were among the VIPs who watched as the rings – 82 feet (25 m) wide and 38 feet (11.5 m) tall – were lowered into place on the central London landmark on the River Thames.

The rings, which weigh three tonnes, cost £259,817 to produce and installing them is estimated to have cost £53,000.

A light show, complete with beams of changing colours and intensity, is set to bring the rings to life tonight.

Describing the sight as “glorious Tower Bridge”, Mr Johnson said the landmark was the perfect choice to showcase what London has to offer this summer.

He said: “The rings are a wake up call for London, that we’ve got 30 days to go.”

He added: “We’re confident we’re as ready as any Olympic city has been at this stage.”

2 thoughts on “Boris Johnson: Olympic rings on Tower Bridge ‘a wake-up call for London’”

  1. Not once did anyone ask londoners if they wanted the olympycs here!!!,ask them,and you will get the true answer…No!!,No matter how you juggle the figures,the cost will far outway any benefits.
    Now here bmw cars are being provided for them at a cost of £30,000 each,and speed humps taken out,then put back again when finished.
    Then you have special lanes being made for them to get where they want quickly,not a thought to the millions of working people,trying to get to work and make an HONEST living.
    Then you have 20+ police at the rotherhithe tunnel,checking anyone who so much as farts out of tune,and thats only one of the check points,how much??????.
    The sooner politicians realise,they are a minority of people,put in position,by the majority,to do the bidding of the majority,not as they feel like.This country has gone to the dogs,and we all know where the buck ends,,,,,,,,westminster.

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