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Olympic Bell re-installed next to Iron’s new home

bellThe £1million Olympic bell has been re-installed in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park just outside the stadium in Champions place. The bell will never toll again due to concerns it is so loud that it will disturb residents living nearby.

The Olympic Bell was commissioned and cast for the 2012 London Olympic Games, and is the largest harmonically-tuned bell in the world.The bell is cast in bronze and is two metres high with a diameter of 3.34 metres, and weighs 22.91 tonnes.

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry, a few miles from the Olympic Stadium, was commissioned to make the bell in 2011.

The bell has the lowest tone in the world – a sound that can be heard for miles around – and was first rung by Sir Bradley Wiggins during the £27million Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2012.

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The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) paid to re-install the 23-ton bell, however, it will be purely ornamental as it is feared that the sound would be so loud that it would be totally unbearable for anyone living in the area.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Olympic Bell re-installed next to Iron’s new home

  1. It wasn’t unbearable when it was rung at the Olympics so why would it be unbearable now? Not saying it should be rung every hour but why shouldn’t it be rung now and again on special occasions?

  2. Yes ! At the brexit !! And the tories fall from office !!!
    Followed by E.L.P’s fanfare for the common man !!!!

  3. Wonder how long it’ll be before thats defaced.

  4. What a load of tosh! Let’s make radios and never turn them on because of the neighbours! It’s a bell for goodness sake – its made to be rung, not looked at. And why can the times for it being rung be chosen sensibly?

    Of course this is the bell that was bought by the Olympic Committee without going to tender, and placing the job with a local bellfoundry that did not have facilities big enough to cast it – so they draw a picture on a piece of paper and sent it to Holland to be cast there.

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