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The CIA, working with the Mayor's Office and the Olympic Delivery Authority, managed the submissions and shortlisting process for the high profile, then-called 'Visitor Attraction' commission for the Olympic Park.

 

On 31 March 2010, The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, unvieled Anish Kapoor as the winning artist with his proposal, The ArcelorMittal Orbit. Kapoor's proposal has been developed in collaboration with one of the world's leading structural designers, Cecil Balmond....read more

The CIA, working with the Mayor's Office and the Olympic Delivery Authority, managed the submissions and shortlisting process for the high profile, then-called 'Visitor Attraction' commission for the Olympic Park.

 

On 31 March 2010, The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, unvieled Anish Kapoor as the winning artist with his proposal, The ArcelorMittal Orbit. Kapoor's proposal has been developed in collaboration with one of the world's leading structural designers, Cecil Balmond.

 

Kapoor, a Turner Prize winning artist, has designed a continuous looping lattice of tubular steel. Standing at 115m, it offers unparalleled views of the entire 250 acres of the Olympic Park and London's skyline from a special viewing platform. Visitors will be able to take a trip up the statuesque structure in a large-capacity lift and will have the option of walking down the spiralling staircase.

 

More information about the ArcelorMittal Orbit can be found here

 

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ArcelorMittal ORBIT, Designed by Anish Kapoor with Cecil Balmond/ARUP, image by ARUP

Olympic Park: Orbit