Last week saw the official unveiling of the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture and visitor attraction on the Olympic Park in London. A gathering of invited guests and press were able to take in the views from the top. Here, NCE takes a look at how the UK’s tallest sculpture came to life.
Around 2,000t of steel was supplied by ArcelorMittal, which has put up £19.6M of the funding. The London Development Agency, before its abolition in March this year, had provided the remaining £3.1M.
The sculpture is to be handed over to the London Legacy Development Corporation later this month and its viewing platforms will be accessible during the London 2012 Games, at a cost of £15 for an adult ticket. It will then close while the park is redeveloped and reopen by Easter 2014.