Olympic Stadium & ArcelorMittal Orbit Sculpture

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G Lokey on March 8, 2012

The Olympic Stadium and ArcelorMittal Orbit Sculpture eerily standing out against a darkening skyline. After all the fuss I sincerely hope that this does not become the new home of the 'Appy 'Ammers in 2014 and I do not believe it will now that the 'filthy ones' from north London are no longer interested in invading our territory! The sculpture is an 115 metres high observation tower in the Olympic Park. The steel sculpture is now Britain's largest piece of public art. It has two observation platforms allowing visitors to view the whole Olympic Park. The design incorporates the five Olympic rings but that doesn't seem very clear to me. Apparently they were looking for an icon to match the Eiffel Tower but ended up matching the British Telecom Tower! The name comes from the name of the ArcelorMittal steel company, the chief sponsor, whose chairman Lakshmi Mittal is Britain's richest man and who put up £16m of the £19.1m cost and Orbit, the original working title of the designers, Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. I am sure the world will be suitably impressed and that people will come from far and wide to see this masterpiece of East London! The Taj Mahal it aint!!!

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  • Uploaded on March 8, 2012
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    by G Lokey
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H20
    • Taken on 2012/03/07 16:47:51
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