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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:24 PM   #421
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I love this tower. But its completely mental. I have no idea how it got commissioned by sensible people.
London is no ordinary city so I guess that this contorted, abstract, futuristic structure complements its anarchic, liberal spirit well. In other words it fits London well. Like the Olympic logo inspired by the street art.
Also, the duo behind it is Indian, both the sponsor, Mr.Mittal and the artist, Mr. Kapoor
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Both Kapoor and Balmond believe Orbit represents a radical advance in the architectural field of combining sculpture and structural engineering, and believe that it combines both stability and instability in a work that visitors can engage with and experience, via an incorporated spiral walkway. The structure has been both praised and criticised for its bold design, while it has also been criticised as a vanity project, of questionable lasting use or merit as a public art project.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:53 PM   #422
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I don't really understand the constant criticisms of the appearance of the tower when it's still being built!

It's like saying about this:

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Oh my god it's so ugly and weird, how is it even going to move?! It looks like some kind of wrecked vehicle

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 09:15 PM   #423
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There is something in this red thing that makes me love it and I don't know what
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 10:46 PM   #424
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I don't really understand the constant criticisms of the appearance of the tower when it's still being built!

It's like saying about this:

Oh my god it's so ugly and weird, how is it even going to move?! It looks like some kind of wrecked vehicle

Lame
brilliant!
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:43 PM   #425
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London is no ordinary city so I guess that this contorted, abstract, futuristic structure complements its anarchic, liberal spirit well. In other words it fits London well. Like the Olympic logo inspired by the street art.
Also, the duo behind it is Indian, both the sponsor, Mr.Mittal and the artist, Mr. Kapoor


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArcelorMittal_Orbit
Agreed. I love that logo too.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #426
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Anishkapoor Orbit Website

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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:36 PM   #427
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Orbit Tower (ArcelorMittal Orbit) #11 by George Rex, on Flickr
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Old November 6th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #428
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"so wilfully grotesque it is almost likeable"


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Old November 8th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #429
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what is that building u/c?
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Old November 8th, 2011, 03:55 PM   #430
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Old November 10th, 2011, 02:59 AM   #431
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With the proper lighting this could look amazing at night.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 09:19 PM   #432
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 10:03 PM   #433
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 12:50 PM   #434
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Old November 24th, 2011, 05:46 AM   #435
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Old November 24th, 2011, 08:35 AM   #436
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Will it be taken down after the Olympics or will it stay?
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Old November 24th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #438
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The design of the actual structure is great, really looks award winning. But the observation deck looks very out of place. I wont condemn it fully yet though.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 01:53 PM   #439
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Old November 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #440
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when can we visit it?
i'm in london by december 31st
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