Most of these though, while being interesting examples of architectural bravado would not claim to be sculpture though. On the other hand, the Orbit Tower is a sculpture with a working lift, viewing platforms and spiral staircase, so that’s not usual for pure art. It has a function as a visitor experience and possibly refreshment centre as well, which makes it a kind of hybrid structure; part sculpture, part tower.
What lends credence to the concept of the Orbit as sculpture is the recognition that the Artist Anish Kapoor is an internationally renowned sculptor who works with very large installations.
The previous largest sculpture in the UK before the Orbit Tower for example, was another of Anish Kapoor’s – ‘Temenos’ which can be found at Middlesborough, near the moving bridge.
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