The ArcelorMittal Orbit

Although the Opening Ceremonies are not taking place until 27 July 2012, the new Olympic tower in London has already become a major attraction. It took a total of 2000 metric tons of tubular steel to create the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower, which twists and loops to the adventurous height of 115 metres.

Entirely asymmetrical and without a single straight edge, the entire construction touches the ground at only three points. Its colour is particularly striking – the RAL 3003 ruby red. It took almost 20,000 litres of RAL 3003 to coat this piece of art. The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a conception of Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor.

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