London Olympics: ArcelorMittal Orbit

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 11TH AUGUST 2012

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, Olympic Park, Newham, Stratford, London E20 2ST
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†until†
OPENING TIMES
Open from 28 Jul 2012 to 11 Aug 2012
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£15 (Adults), £7 (Concessions)

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London Olympics: ArcelorMittal OrbitPresiding over the Olympic Park is the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, which Mayor Boris Johnson described as that "something extra" needed to "distinguish the east London skyline" and "arouse the curiosity and wonder of Londoners and visitors". The 115m-high steel sculpture resembles a "continuously looping lattice" (The Independent) and is the largest example of public art in the UK. The project cost around £20m, with most of the funding coming from the involvement of Britain's richest man, the Indian-born steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, chairman of the ArcelorMittal steel company. Painted red and located between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, the Orbit promises to be "an icon to match the Eiffel Tower" according to Boris - which is perhaps a bit antagonistic towards the French capital city of Paris, which famously lost the 2012 Olympic bid to London. Co-designed by Cecil Balmond, Kapoor's Orbit will offer two-storey dining and a viewing gallery - accessible by 30 second lift journey; once you've taken in the views over the Olympic Park, descend at leisure via the spiralling staircase. The sculpture is a permanent structure and after the Games it will be part of the lasting legacy of the area as it continues to attract visitors to east London.

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Tickets for the Orbit are on sale now to those who already have ticket to the Olympic Park or a ticket for a sport session in the Olympic Park. NOTE: an Orbit ticket on its own will not give you access to the Olympic Park.

About London 2012 Olympic Park

Built on the site of a deprived, desolate, polluted and neglected chunk of east London, the Olympic Park will transform Stratford and leave a lasting legacy for many years to come. TimeOut has described the Olympic Park as an "architectural, environmental and logistical achievement" - and who are we to argue? Completed well ahead of schedule and in keeping with strong aspirations of sustainability and legacy, the Olympic Park should add to the long list of what makes people proud to be British. More about London 2012 Olympic Park

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Hackney Wick Overground Station
9 minutes walk
Stratford Tube Station
11 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Homerton Overground Station
24 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
15 minutes walk

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