Thursday 7 April 2011

The Olympic Tower

This looks like the beginings of the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture which will be a major legacy structure after the Olympics have finished. It looks like it might be a quite extraordinary building. To pique your interest here are some fascinating facts about it

1) It will be 115m tall
2) It will cost £20M
3) It will have two observation towers
4) It will be constructed entirely from discarded TfL cycling strategy documents
5) The structure will not use bolts but will be held together by the collective disappointment of all those cyclists wanting to get to the games  who weren't expecting Newham Council to block CSH2 through their borough.

* It is possible that I may have made some of these facts up.

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