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Artist Anish Kapoor won a commission to design the 115m high public artwork The ArchelorMittal Orbit at the Olympic Park in London, built as part of London’s 2012 Olympic Games.

The breathtaking sculpture – thought to be the tallest in the UK – consists of a continuous looping lattice of tubular steel. Standing at a gigantic 115m, it is 22m taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York & offers unparalleled views of the entire 250 acres of the Olympic Park & London’s skyline from a special viewing platform. Visitors could take a trip up the statuesque structure in a lift & have the option of walking down the spiralling staircase.

For me it looks like a giant malformed DNA strand. Whether you like it or not (a bit like Marmite), you won’t forget it in a hurry. Liked the contrast here at dusk between the structure with lights lit, the darkening sky & the teeny tiny Goodyear Blimp floating over the Olympic Stadium, Stratford.

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airship, london, olympics, olympic park, sculpture, arcelormittal orbit, anish kapoor, london 2012, steel

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