Orbit Tower is out of this world

If you haven’t yet seen the AcelorMittal Orbit Tower, take a gander. This feast for the eyes was unveiled last month and may give the Eiffel Tower a run for its money.

At 377 feet high, it’s Britain’s largest work of public art and it’s located in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, where the Summer Games will be held next month.

So far, the reviews are mixed. Some people love it, some people hate it. Many are wishing they weren’t living in its shadow. What do you think? It reminds me of something you might see in Las Vegas – part rollercoaster, part revolving restaurant in the sky!


Posted on 7, June 2012, in Design and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Eeek, that thing is hideous! Does it look better at night?

    • I don’t know about that… Here’s how Oliver Wainright of Building Design magazine described it: “It’s a whole contorted mass of entrails, as though the intestines of some strange steel monster have been ripped out and, you know, stretched and knotted into oblivion.” Yeah, he wasn’t crazy about it either…

  2. musingsofananglophile

    Reblogged this on Musings of an Anglophile.

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