ArcelorMittal Orbit – The Britain’s piece of public art in Stratford

A 114.5-metre-high sculpture and observation tower. Orbit was designed by Turner-Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond.

Orbit consists of two parts: the vertical tower which houses the elevators and stairs and supports the observation deck and the open lattice of red steel that surrounds the trunk. Steel is the primary material used in the sculpture / Image source

Kapoor and Balmond believed that Orbit represented a radical advance in the architectural field of combining sculpture and structural engineering, and that it combined both stability and instability in a work that visitors can engage with and experience via an incorporated spiral walkway.

Sited between the London Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, it allows visitors to view the whole Olympic Park from two observation platforms / Image source

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