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26 October 2012
The ArcelorMittal Orbit becomes one of the stars of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
7 September 2012
At 114.5m, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the tallest sculpture in the UK. Fifteen hundred tonnes of steel, 35,000 bolts and 19,000 litres of paint have been used to build it, and it can receive up to 770 visitors per hour.
15 May 2012
Main construction of the London 2012 landmark is declared complete
28 October 2011
Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond sculpture reaches full height of 114.5 metres to create new landmark on capital’s skyline
29 June 2011
ArcelorMittal today confirms that the 2,200 tonnes of steel being used in the ArcelorMittal Orbit will contain symbolic quantities from every continent in the world where the Company has operations, reflecting the spirit of the Olympic Games, which draws together athletes from across the globe.
20 April 2011
Today sees the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the 114.5m high sculpture that will sit at the heart of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Park, complete a crucial phase of construction, with seven 20 tonne rings lifted into place. They will form the key structural base for the top two thirds of the structure, which will accommodate two visitor viewing platforms.
4 November 2010
A ground-breaking ceremony was held today, on the Olympic Park, to mark the start of construction work on the ArcelorMittal Orbit – London’s newest major landmark.
23 May 2010
The launch brochure with an introduction from Boris Johnson, and interviews with Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond.