The Orbit Tower was designed by Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond as a landmark for the London 2012 Games. It is considered a complex structure being part sculpture, part viewing tower .
It has been largely closed to the public since the end of the Games but it reopens its gates on 5 April 2014.
You may be wondering why visit the Orbit Tower. Well, there are few better vantage points from which to view east London, and no better spot to get an overview of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which largely reopens on the same day, 5 April. The cutting-edge tower, is intended to help make the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, a must-see attraction long after the 2012 Games have ended. The tower has been refitted with new interactive displays and a podium restaurant, but retains the playful ‘hall-of-mirrors’ installation on the viewing deck.
The twisting tangle of steel, which looks as if it is going to fall over, is not only the tallest sculpture in the UK but also 22 metres (72ft) taller than the Statue of Liberty.
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