Anish Kapoor Olympic Sculpture
Anish Kapoor Olympic Sculpture

When

2012

Where

Olympic Park

The Anish Kapoor Olympic sculpture is set to take pride of place in the Olympic Park for years to come after it has graced the London 2012 Olympics. Entitled the Arcelor Mittal Orbit, this unqiue sculpture is certain to join with other significant London landmarks in becoming an instantly recognisable part of the city's skyline.

Anish Kapoor Olympic sculpture
Set to be an enormous skyscraping sculpture that will rival other famous tall buidlings, the Orbit tower is set to be 115 metres high when complete. Constructed from tubluar steel in a looping lattice fashion, this is one art installation that won't fit in any London gallery.

Art for the people
Set in the soon to be world renowned Olympic Park, the Anish Kapoor Olympic sculpture is being designed so that it will be the tallest structure in the UK. Standing 22 metres taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York, the sculpture will serve a similar purpose as it will allow visitors stunning views across the city. With a lift set inside the Orbit sculpture to get people to the top, and a huge spiralling staircase giving them the option of walking back down, Anish Kapoor's creation is certain to be one of the most talked about events in the run up to the Olympics.

Turner Prize winning artist
Anish Kapoor is famous for creating unusual sculptures and vividly colourful artworks. Having won the Turner Prize back in 1991 with a vast sandstone structure, he has gone on to be a prominent face on the British art scene, with regular exhibitions across London and other cities. Sure to be another stunning installation, the Anish Kapoor Olympic sculpture is set to go down in history because of its statuesque design and its association with the 2012 games.

Stunning location
Set within the brand new 250 acres Olympic Park site, the Anish Kapoor Olympic sculpture will stand in the southern half of the park. Located between the stadium itself and the aquatic centre, visitors to the 2012 London Olympics will be able to enjoy the sculpture from afar, and take a trip up the tower to catch the breathtaking views.

Arcelor Mittal Orbit, the Anish Kapoor Olympic sculpture will be open to the public in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
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