Model of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
ArcelorMittal steel tower growing on East London skyline
The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has released new time-lapse footage of the construction of Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond’s Orbit tower on the Olympic Park.
The sculpture, co-designed with Ushida Findlay Architects, is now 70m-tall, almost half of its total height of 114.5m
OPLC executive director of venues and operations Malcolm Ross said: “The ArcelorMittal Orbit is already changing the face of east London’s skyline and will become one of the world’s most spectacular visitor attractions combining cutting-edge design with stunning views.
“It is a truly inspirational structure and iconic symbol for the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”
Work on the steel structure is due to complete in March 2012.
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