Philly official leaving for Olympic post in London

May 27, 2009 10:58:30 AM PDT
A deputy mayor in Philadelphia is leaving for a post in London, where he will help the city prepare for the 2012 Olympics. Andrew Altman had served as Philadelphia's deputy mayor for planning and economic development.

He's leaving to be the founding CEO of Olympic Park Legacy Company.

The company has been established by the mayor of London and the British government. Altman was chosen after an international search.

In his new post, Altman will oversee the redevelopment of Olympic Park.

The project involves a 400-acre site that will become home to more than 10,000 new housing units, as well as educational and sports facilities.

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