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Slideshow: Olympic Park's Orbit on its journey to final height

With the final flourish of the top lattice loop lowered into place, last Friday saw the completion of of the intricate yet bold sculpture and public viewing platform, the Olympic Park ArcelorMittal Orbit.

The sculpture, designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor and renowned former Arup structural engineer Cecil Balmond, has reached a height of 114.5m will soon begin the internal fit-out in time for the Games.

Following fit-out works, the ArcelorMittal Orbit will be handed over to the Olympic Park Legacy Company in May 2012 in preparation for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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  • Concept by Kapoor/Balmond, delivered by Arup/Findlay/McAlpine. Looks amazing. Must have been some serious CAD work on this one.

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