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Old April 15th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #641
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I think if it was silver instead of being red it wouldn't look so untidy to the eyes.
If if was silver, the tower will lose the creator/artist's signature red (Anish Kapoor) Also it would be quite dull, London want something that was bold.
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Old April 15th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #642
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"First look at the huge canopy being installed, 18m wide 20 tonnes heavy":

https://twitter.com/AMOrbit/statuses/190738571450265601

hmmmm...?
Kool - looks like a bell.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #643
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Old April 17th, 2012, 04:41 AM   #644
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I think "The Thing" would be a more apropiate name for this... thing what is it suposed to represent anyway?

speaking of "things", what in DE blue hell is that thing on the upper right corner of the pic?

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Old April 17th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #645
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Old April 17th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #646
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yeah, just igone the giant shiny UFO floating above the stadium
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Old April 17th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #647
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Nightly light show at Olympic site


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A nightly 15-minute light show will be beamed from the top of the giant twisting tower that stands near the Olympic Stadium, the London Legacy Development Corporation said.
A series of 250 coloured spotlights is being attached to the 114.5m tall ArcelorMittal Orbit, billed as the UK's largest sculpture,
These will be individually controlled in an array of digital combinations from the Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond designed structure.
Passers-by will see both static and animated effects.
LLDC chief executive Andrew Altman said: "The feature lighting opens a completely new artistic aspect to the work of Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond.
"It will create a vivid landmark with dynamic effects that we can use in tandem with different events."
The external spiral staircase, the looping lattices, the canopy and viewing platforms areas are some of the areas where the energy efficient LEDs will be set.
There will be a 15-minute moving light show every evening, with special effects also created for major events in and around the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.
There will be views across London from the Orbit visitor attraction which stands between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre.
Up to 5,000 visitors a day are expected, with a potential to attract around one million people during the first year of operation, when it reopens after the Games in 2014.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #648
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Kool - looks like a bell.
it is a bell
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Old April 17th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #649
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I think if it was silver instead of being red it wouldn't look so untidy to the eyes.
red is just the primer coat, the abseilers are waiting for the weather to warm up a bit so that the final coat can be applied.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 06:32 AM   #650
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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:15 PM   #651
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 01:37 PM   #652
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hahaha, it's ugly but highly iconic, so I love it!!, I hope it becomes a landmark and they keep it after the Olympics, as happened with the Eiffel Tower.

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Old April 22nd, 2012, 01:47 PM   #653
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I think they should keep it, I quite like it.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 02:35 PM   #654
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Funnily enough I just passed by it on the train yesterday. Strange and surreal setting. A wildly knotted bit of metalwork in a rather barren landscape. I like Anish Kapoors work usually. This is entertaining stuff.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 01:06 AM   #655
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Old April 25th, 2012, 04:31 AM   #656
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Old April 25th, 2012, 05:52 AM   #657
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Old April 27th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #658
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some pics from last night

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Old April 27th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #659
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London is such a beautiful city, but this strange alien thing is just out of place...
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Old April 28th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #660
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This is such a beautiful addition to the city. Night and day.
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