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Old April 29th, 2012, 06:31 AM   #661
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Old April 29th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #662
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Old April 29th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #663
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i knew it would get some cool lighting schemes
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Old April 29th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #664
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It works very well if all the venues in the Park are lit with the colours of their respective look inside.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #667
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Anish Kapoor's Orbit tower: the mother of all helter-skelters

Finally, after two years of planning wrangles, Britain's largest public sculpture towers over the Olympic park



‘The closer you get to it, the less sense you can make of it’: The ArcelorMittal Orbit reaches completion in London’s Olympic park. Photograph: Stephen Hird

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...t-anish-kapoor
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olympic stadium represents for some sort of conspiracy theory "new world order" ?
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Looks great at night.
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Record Breaking Sculpture unveiled
The ArcelorMittal Orbit, the record-breaking sculpture designed for the Olympics, is officially unveiled in London.

ArcelorMittal Orbit, by Anish Kapoor, is a 115m tall sculpture overlooking the Olympic Park and can be seen from 10 miles away.

The tower, a collaboration between Kapoor and the engineer Cecil Balmond, is the tallest sculpture in the UK and offers extensive views of the Olympic Park and London's skyline.

Taller than Statue of Liberty

It is 22m taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York and offers unparalleled views of the entire Olympic Park and London’s skyline from a special viewing platform.

In order to minimise disruption, the Orbit was put up without scaffolding, and essentially by three men: one in a crane and two rising slowly on cherry pickers, bolting the structure together.

Visitors will be able to take a trip up the structure in a huge lift and will have the option of walking down the spiral staircase.

Work to build the structure started in November 2010 and finished in April 2011.

Tower of Babel

Steel company ArcelorMittal - owned by steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal – funded £16m of the project with £3.1m provided by the London Development Agency.

Speaking at the launch, Anish Kapoor said: “I wanted the sensation of instability, something that was continually in movement. Traditionally a tower is pyramidal in structure, but we have done quite the opposite. We have a flowing, coiling form that changes as you walk around it."

"It is an object that cannot be perceived as having a singular image, from any one perspective," he said. “You need to journey round the object, and through it. Like a Tower of Babel, it requires real participation from the public.”
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London 2012 Olympics: ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture opened on Olympic Park but concerns over price
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...ver-price.html
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One of the mirrors inside.
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Olympic Orbit tower unveiled - take a look around.

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Artist hails Olympic Orbit tower 'awkward'

See http://www.itv.com/news/london/2012-...tower-awkward/
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Nice pics, but the tower is absolutely hideous. I tried to find a proper viewing angle, but I guess I wasn't that lucky I don't like it at all, sorry.
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