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ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT

ORBIT TOWER

The ArcelorMittal Orbit tower at the Olympic Park in Stratford provides a new landmark for London.

 
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General Information

The ArcelorMittal Orbit tower provides visitors with spectacular views across the Olympic Park in Stratford and the London skyline beyond.

Situated alongside the Olympic Stadium, the 114.5m high sculpture consists of a continuous looping lattice of tubular steel. A lift carries visitors up to two observation platforms 76m and 80m above ground level.

Designed by award-winning artist Anish Kapoor, the sculpture is Britain’s largest piece of public art.

Fast facts

Client
ArcelorMittal
Duration
2010 - 2012
Location
London
Region
London & South East
Sector
Sport & Leisure

The structure’s steel nodes are connected using a flange connection devised by our team as a cost-effective alternative solution to the original proposed design.

Our in-house Design Group designed a temporary works solution to provide clear and protected external access to the observation deck.

To minimise working at height, the circular sections of steel for the stem were assembled, prepared and painted on the ground before being craned into place and bolted into position.