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Saturday26 July 2014

Time-lapse footage of Anish Kapoor's Olympic Orbit tower released

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ArcelorMittal steel tower growing on East London skyline

The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has released new time-lapse footage of the construction of Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond’s Orbit tower on the Olympic Park.

The sculpture, co-designed with Ushida Findlay Architects, is now 70m-tall, almost half of its total height of 114.5m

OPLC executive director of venues and operations Malcolm Ross said: “The ArcelorMittal Orbit is already changing the face of east London’s skyline and will become one of the world’s most spectacular visitor attractions combining cutting-edge design with stunning views.

“It is a truly inspirational structure and iconic symbol for the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”

Work on the steel structure is due to complete in March 2012.

 

 

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  • zecks_marquise

    wouldn't it be good if olympic flame was on the roof.

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  • Fenster Grau

    I think Zecks is right. It needs flames at the top. But that will also look like a disasterfilm. Wait for King Kong to appear. And why is it covered with a spiral of stickytape? Are those Urshida Findlays ideas? Or the Great Anish? Britain is held together with stickytape now. It shows.

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  • Pity the top of the Orbit tower is out of the picture…a rather Jack-in-the-Beanstalk quality

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