The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the official name for the Orbit Tower, the tall red spiral twisty thing which starred in coverage of the Olympic Games and Paralympics. It’s the tallest structure in the Olympic Park and provides an attraction to rival those visited the world over.
With stunning views over the Park and the rest of London, the orbit could also cater for events and conferences offering delegates and organisers alike a unique setting and location for their event.
The Orbit Tower website here, hopes to offer an independent but enthusiastic account of the construction phase, the opening, the tower during the London 2012 Olympic games and the continuing facilities offered to London visitors and residents alike by this exciting piece of public sculpture and viewing platform combined. The orbittower.org.uk website also provides information about other high viewing platforms and London attractions in general.
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About Anish Kapoor
One of the world’s leading artists, Turner Prize winning Anish Kapoor studied in London, where he is now based. He is well known for his use of rich pigment and imposing, yet popular works, such as Marsyas, which filled the Tate’s Turbine Hall as part of the Unilever Series, Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Leviathon at the Paris Grand Palais and his recent record breaking show at the Royal Academy, the most successful exhibition ever presented by a contemporary artist in London.
About Cecil Balmond
Cecil Balmond, who trained and lives in London, is known for his innovative work on some of the greatest contemporary buildings in the world, such as the CCTV building in Beijing, as well as many Serpentine Gallery Pavilion commissions.
More Orbit Tower FAQs
What is the Orbit Tower? It’s a piece of public sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor and it’s a high observation platform, a visitor experience.
What is the orbit tower for? It was commissioned to provide a lasting landmark for the 2012 Olympic Games and the legacy of redevelopment in East London.
Is there a restaurant in the orbit, olympic park? No, there isn’t a restaurant at present.