Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, England - 15th June, 2014 The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a 114.5 metre (376 feet) tall sculpture and observation tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. It is Britain's largest piece of public art, and is intended to be a permanent lasting legacy of London's hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, assisting in the post-Olympics regeneration of the Stratford area. Sited between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, it allows visitors to view the whole Olympic Park from two observation platforms. Orbit was designed by Turner-Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond of engineering Group Arup. This film features views of the structure from ground level, as well as the lift ride up the structure, views from the structure over the Olympic Park, Stratford and London, and views within the observation pods, where two £1million concave mirrors are located that give some interesting visual effects. The film ends with the lift ride down the Orbit to ground level. This is an excellent visitor attraction, and well worth a visit.

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