daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old October 14th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #381
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

cool

SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old October 15th, 2011, 08:26 AM   #382
Melb_aviator
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,208
Likes (Received): 432

I'd love to see the Olympic Couldron go up on the top of this
__________________
"They say you flirt with Sydney, but you marry Melbourne", Mr Choong - SP Setia President (Quoted from AFR 21st July, 2011).
Melb_aviator no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2011, 02:42 PM   #383
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arcelor...n/photostream/

image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 02:15 AM   #384
msl1
msl
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 195
Likes (Received): 130

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melb_aviator View Post
I'd love to see the Olympic Couldron go up on the top of this
The cauldron, designed by Thomas Heatherwick Studios may well be even better than this, given their past work….:

http://www.heatherwick.com/
msl1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 04:53 AM   #385
cigarettesexpress12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Likes (Received): 0

Thank you for this appealing and quality content. This is an informative and interesting content with many ideas. I concur with much of this content andappreciate your writing.

Electronic Cigarettes

NowZ for Shopping
cigarettesexpress12 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 11:28 PM   #386
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

image hosted on flickr

by Nonsense

image hosted on flickr

by surrey
SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2011, 01:14 AM   #387
TheMoses
Registered User
 
TheMoses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: London
Posts: 239
Likes (Received): 120

In the second picture above where is the orange tower crane on the left in front of the Olympic stadium and what is it building?
TheMoses está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2011, 11:28 AM   #388
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

Quote:
Originally Posted by chest View Post
















kool
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2011, 03:43 PM   #389
LondonFox
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 4,283
Likes (Received): 922

This "thing" has completely won me over now..... I am angry at myself.
LondonFox no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #390
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

[IMG]http://i40.************/xeoff6.jpg[/IMG]
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #391
jerseyboi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,144
Likes (Received): 519

Olympic sculpture at full height
(UKPA)
The giant twisting red tower being built next to the Olympic Stadium has reached its full 114.5-metre (376ft) height.
The final giant steel loop was swung into place to complete the steel work on the £22.7 million ArcelorMittal Orbit, designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond.
Visitors will be able to look down to the showpiece stadium from the latest landmark to London's skyline.
The twisting tangle of steel, which looks as if it is going to fall over, is not only the tallest sculpture in the UK but also 22 metres (72ft) taller than the Statue of Liberty.
The cutting-edge tower, dubbed "the Hubble Bubble" by London mayor Boris Johnson because of its resemblance to a shisha pipe, is intended to help make the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, a must-see attraction long after the 2012 Games have ended.
It will have two observation floors, a 455-step spiral staircase, lift and restaurant. The idea is to go up in the lift and walk down the staircase and take in the views and artistic tricks designed in by Mr Kapoor.
Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, ArcelorMittal's chairman and chief executive who has invested £19.6 million into the project, described it as "an ideal showcase for the versatility of steel".
The tower's changing shape makes it a "contemporary symbol of flux for a 21st century London", according to co-creator Mr Balmond.
ArcelorMittal, a London 2012 sponsor, is funding up to £19.6 million while the remaining £3.1 million is coming from the Greater London Authority.
jerseyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #392
SkyscraperSuperman
Registered User
 
SkyscraperSuperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Stirling, UK
Posts: 2,729
Likes (Received): 804

The steel loop at the Orbit's pinnacle is now in place. Thanks to wawd for this photo from Greenwich Peninsula:

image hosted on flickr

P1140746 by wawd, on Flick
__________________
~*~*~ Level 1 Rope Access Technician - hanging off buildings and bridges for a living! ~*~*~

Also a musician, climber, creative writer, diver and world traveller!

Follow me on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/TheTitanAtlas

Flickr page (The_Titan_Atlas):
http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]
SkyscraperSuperman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #393
Boriska
zététicien complotiste
 
Boriska's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Boulevard.e.s des prostitué.e.s transsexuel.le.s
Posts: 15,604
Likes (Received): 4833

Me is saying "ugly".
__________________
I CLOSE MY EYES AND SEIZE IT | I CLINCH MY FIST AND BEAT IT
______________________________________________________
I LIGHT MY TORCH AND BURN IT | I AM THE BEAST I WORSHIP
Boriska no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #394
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

Monster alien visits The Olympic Park?

Amazing architecture, very creative.
SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #395
steppenwolf
Registered User
 
steppenwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: London
Posts: 1,062
Likes (Received): 282

great picture - I knew people would warm to it. It looks particularly good in grizzly london weather, in the evening and through the murk... great!
steppenwolf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #396
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

Hits the final height



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-eyesore.html
SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2011, 12:05 AM   #397
Micbuk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 37
Likes (Received): 3

Waht a waste of Council tax !!!!



Almost as bad as the 200 million spent on the Sinaker (sp) tower in Portsmouth,
At least that actually looks good.
Micbuk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #398
Andre_idol
Fluorescent Adolescent
 
Andre_idol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Barcelos > Oeiras, Portugal
Posts: 6,251
Likes (Received): 418

Honestly...I thought this would end up looking way better...
__________________
School trip to: Brussels!
Andre_idol no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2011, 12:44 AM   #399
hiroamorim
Registered User
 
hiroamorim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 6,350

Im sure they'll cover the orbit with tons of leds
hiroamorim está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2011, 02:11 AM   #400
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,896
Likes (Received): 3624

Quote:
Originally Posted by Micbuk View Post
Waht a waste of Council tax !!!
this project is funded by world's 6th richest billionaire who resides in london

his name is "Lakshmi Mittal" and that's why this tower is called "ArcelorMittal Orbit"
SO143 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
london, orbit

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu