It is twice the size of the Eiffel Tower and seventy two feet higher than the Statue of Liberty but has greatly divided opinion among those who appreciate a sublime combination of art and engineering. Yet, love it or loathe it the construction of the ArcelorMittal Orbit was completed last week.
Planned as a habitable sculpture the tower is the architectural landmark of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Its creators hope and believe that it will become another of London’s iconic structures and be climbed by generations of visitors.
Many can’t wait to set foot on its two observation deck and enjoy the promised spectacular panoramic views of London. Designed by London-based and hugely popular artist Anish Kapoor, his design of ruby red looping lattices of tubular steel was the winner of a contest for the major art venture to both welcome and celebrate the forthcoming games.
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