The ArcelorMittal Orbit TowerJune 7, 2011 Blogs, Exhibitions, Galleries, Websites, Your 2012
Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011.
This exhibition will give you a great visual idea of all the changes taking place to make the site ready for next year. However if you want to have a great view next year then probably the best place to go will be the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower. At 115 metres high it will be more than twice the height of Nelson’s Column but 20 metres shorter than the Millenium Eye at Westminster. This gigantic tower will cost around £19 million and has already acquired various nicknames such as ‘the Colossus of Stratford’ and ’the Hubble Bubble’ whilst various newpapers are refering to it as a giant lattice. As you can see it will be huge and this is exactly what Mayor Boris Johnson asked for as one of his provisions for the big Tower was that it should rival the Eiffel Tower.
Judge for yourself below.
If you would like to learn more about the Olympic site than I recommend that you come along to one of the our Olympic tours called ‘Walk the Olympic Way’ that we will be offering on Sunday 12th June 2011 from 2.30pm -4pm and Wednesday July 27th from 2.30pm – 4pm.
Don’t forget to check this blog next week when I will talk about the large number of cranes in use around the Stratford area overlooking the Olympic site.