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Meet London's Wacky ArcelorMittal Orbit

By Giovanna Dunmall - 2014-04-11T15:54:16Z

Photograph courtesy of London ArcelorMittal Orbit via Conde Nast Traveler

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If you came to London for the 2012 Olympics you’ll remember that tall red mass of steel squiggles next door to the Stadium in the Olympic Park. Well, that bunch of squiggles is actually London’s tallest sculpture, and has reopened to the public after being closed for almost two years.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit was designed by artist Anish Kapoor and structural engineer Cecil Balmond to be a "radical rethink of the conventional tower structure." At 114.5m the ArcelorMittal Orbit it is a full 22 metres taller than the Statue of Liberty; it’s also crazily and refreshingly asymmetrical.

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