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Unveiling of the ArcelorMittal Orbit


Reflections of visitors are seen in distorted mirrors inside at the ArcelorMittal Orbit

At 114.5 metres high, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK's tallest sculpture. Unveiled on 11 May, it stands in the London Olympic Park offering unparalleled views to visitors. ArcelorMittal is handing the sculpture over to the London Legacy Development Corporation later this month. All photos courtesy ArcelorMittal.


Kapoor quickly chose red paint for the 560 metres of tubular ArcelorMittal steel, initially considering a brighter colour, but ending up with a darker hue. He describes the Orbit as both art and architecture: “It’s experiential. Your body is fully involved. It’s all about being in the Orbit—a journey.”
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