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* Architecture + Art: ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Architecture: ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond: “..Construction of the controversial 115 metre-high sculpture that artist Anish Kapoor and structural engineer Cecil Balmond designed for the London 2012 Olympic park is now complete..Visitors will enter a central elevator to ascend the steel tower, named the ArcelorMittal Orbit, arriving at an observation deck with a panoramic view of the city. To exit, they will be encouraged to climb down a staircase of 455 steps that spirals around the tower’s exterior..Around 560 metres of red tubular steel form the structure and 250 coloured spotlights illuminate it at night. Internal fit-out will begin later this month and the attraction will open to the public before the games begin in July..”  Twisted?

See our previous post on the ArcelorMittal Orbit: Anish Kapoor Designs Orbit Tower for London Olympics.

image: ArcelorMittal; article: Dezeen

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