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Old August 5th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #321
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I actually love this tower for the most part. I think it shows how modern materials and engineering allows true sculptures to be built to such heights. Marvelous work thus far and I can't wait to continue to see it rise!

My one criticism is with the stairs. The original render had a red, more "open-air" staircase - clearly that was not gonna fly due to safety. The grey, closed staircase shown in the subsequent renders looks pretty cool as well. However, thus far, in construction, the staircase seems a bit too, frankly, cheap-looking. The connections between the different connections, along with the encasing screens themselves look somewhat shoddy. I don't know what can be done about this now, but I would truly like it to be fixed. It's the details on these little things that truly make the difference on towers, such as these, which are striving to be iconic.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 02:42 PM   #322
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Its growing on me tbh.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 01:01 PM   #323
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Visitors are going to get a disappointment when they climb this thing and find there is no helter skelter to slide back down on
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Old August 6th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #324
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I like how it poleaxes public opinion they could have just played it safe but they took a shot in the dark. I think the public will want to explore the structure and interact with it and view it from differing angles so in that respect it engages people.

I would love it to be dubbed the colossus of Stratford as suggested by Boris.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 12:15 AM   #325
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I actually love this tower for the most part. I think it shows how modern materials and engineering allows true sculptures to be built to such heights. Marvelous work thus far and I can't wait to continue to see it rise!

My one criticism is with the stairs. The original render had a red, more "open-air" staircase - clearly that was not gonna fly due to safety. The grey, closed staircase shown in the subsequent renders looks pretty cool as well. However, thus far, in construction, the staircase seems a bit too, frankly, cheap-looking. The connections between the different connections, along with the encasing screens themselves look somewhat shoddy. I don't know what can be done about this now, but I would truly like it to be fixed. It's the details on these little things that truly make the difference on towers, such as these, which are striving to be iconic.
modern materials?
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Old August 8th, 2011, 06:05 AM   #326
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modern materials?
Sorry, are you poking fun at my post? Because, honestly the grades of steel which allow a structure like this to be built are most certainly modern. Here's a good article for everyone to read if you get the chance: http://archrecord.construction.com/n...n_olympics.asp

Feel like you could have been a bit more considerate and respectful. Hopefully you didn't mean it that way, because I just tried to state my view.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #327
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Old August 9th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #328
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Sorry, are you poking fun at my post? Because, honestly the grades of steel which allow a structure like this to be built are most certainly modern. Here's a good article for everyone to read if you get the chance: http://archrecord.construction.com/n...n_olympics.asp

Feel like you could have been a bit more considerate and respectful. Hopefully you didn't mean it that way, because I just tried to state my view.
I know what you mean in your post and IMO your right about the materials
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Old August 12th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #329
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This is the biggest advertising stunt I have seen for a company. So much about being an eco-friendly and sustainable games when the 2012 games have irrelevant public display of earth moving MINED metal.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #331
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Old August 26th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #332
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #333
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Old September 9th, 2011, 01:10 AM   #334
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Orbit Tower (ArcelorMittal Orbit) #9 by George Rex
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Old September 9th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #335
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it's been a while but here's some from me. from Greenwich Peninsula during a gorgeous sunset:
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Old September 9th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #336
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and from along Stratford High Street:
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Old September 9th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #339
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OMG great updates, wawd thanks

In early days i thought this orbit tower would look weird but it's now being built nicely, looks good though
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I like it. I did from the beginning.
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