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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #221
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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #222
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Construction timelapse.

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Old May 27th, 2011, 02:08 AM   #223
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Olympic orbit structure under way

New time-lapse footage released today shows the intricate construction of the UK’s tallest sculpture being build at the Olympic Park.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit has reached almost half its eventual height of 376ft (114.5m) and is expected to be completed in March 2012.

It is hoped the structure, which will have two observation floors offering stunning views across London’s skyline, will attract one million visitors in its first year.

Visitors will be whisked up in a lift and have the option of walking down a spiralling staircase, Work has begun on installing the lift-shaft and seven 20 tonne rings were lifted into place last month.

It will be made up of 1,500 tonnes of steel and will sit between the Stadium and the Aquatics Centre.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 02:24 AM   #224
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 06:54 PM   #225
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spotted this in the new 'Tour of Queen Elizabeth Park' Olympic Legacy document - The tower might actually work quite well in an urban context as opposed to in bleak isolation.

This image was inspired by the views of the Eiffel Tower as you approach it from narrow residential streets - the contrast in scales allows you to appreciate the size of the tower much better than if you look at it in open space.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 08:15 PM   #226
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I'm still curious about the lifts.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #227
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Uhhhh......okay.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #229
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Old June 8th, 2011, 10:23 PM   #230
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I like it! Very unique.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 02:35 AM   #231
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Old June 9th, 2011, 10:49 AM   #232
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Looks like a cool rollercoaster!
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Old June 12th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #233
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I think we can all agree that this tower is controversial.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #234
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will it stay forever or is it temporary?

i hope for the last solution
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The Eiffel Tower was just as controversial at its time as the Orbit is today. I would say leave it there after the Olympics. People will like it just like they did the Eiffel Tower after a while.
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will it stay forever or is it temporary?

i hope for the last solution
Lakshmi Mittal would spend that much money just because it's fun.
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The Eiffel Tower was just as controversial at its time as the Orbit is today. I would say leave it there after the Olympics. People will like it just like they did the Eiffel Tower after a while.
Are you sure? As there are hundreds of weird experimental towers build over the last years around the world. And 90% of them is still ugly
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The Eiffel Tower was just as controversial at its time as the Orbit is today. I would say leave it there after the Olympics. People will like it just like they did the Eiffel Tower after a while.
I reckon the comparison with the Eiffel Tower may be going a bit too far but I reckon you have a point. Besides it hasn't been completed yet so would suggest reserving judgements until it's completed next year. Personally, I reckon it won't be beautiful but still amazing......
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