Wandsworth residents chose Battersea Power Station to represent the borough on a set of 2012 Olympic Games pin badges
All 33 London boroughs have held similar votes to decide the landmark that best represents their area. The winning landmarks will be re-created in a metal pin form alongside the London 2012 logo. The final designs will be unveiled early next year by the London 2012 organising committee.
Cllr Sarah McDermott, executive member for leisure and environment, said:
“The powers station is major local icon and a great choice to represent the borough on official games merchandise. We’re looking forward to seeing the finished article next year.”
Sebastian Coe, chair of the London 2012 organising committee, said:
“The landmarks chosen by the public for the pin set showcase what Londoners want the world to remember about their borough.”
Battersea Power Station was up against, Albert Bridge, Wandsworth Town Hall and the Buddhist Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park. The ‘Landmark London’ initiative has been arranged by the 2012 Olympic organising committee, in partnership with London councils, as part of the preparations for the Olympic Games and Paralympics Games. To see the complete list of winning landmarks visit www.london2012.com/news/media-releases/2009-10/landmark-london-pin-badge-winners.php
November 3, 2009