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A bracing dearth of trees, paired with a layout that herds crowds, make the park feel a lot like a theme park in which all of the attractions up and left. Most of the amenities are things that only excite locals who remember when it was recently a wasteland. The Pringle-shaped Aquatics Centre and Velopark are striking, but it’s only of interest if you want to see the stadium you saw on TV; even the torch is gone, and the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower is ultimately mostly pointless.