Friday, February 26, 2016

The Grand Tour London Olympics Orbit


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The Orbit is the iconic observation tower built for the 2012 London Olympics.

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It is considered to be the biggest sculpture in Britain and is 114 meters high.

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It was designed by artist Anish Kapoor, and from the observation deck there are expansive views over the Olympic Park and onto London.


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Constructed out of 600 prefabricated "nodes" and held together with 35,000 bolts. In a bid to attract visitors post-Olympics, you can absail down the tower, and soon what is billed as the tallest and longest tunnel slide will be opened.

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Critical reception has been largely negative, but I kind of like it, simple guy that I am, I'm easily impressed by spectacle.

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