Olympic Orbit-ArcelorMittal Orbit 376 feet tall observation tower opened prior to London 2012 Olympic gives wonderful views across London

Olympic Orbit or The ArcelorMittal Orbit was opened in time for the London 2012 Olympics. London tourists can enjoy wonderful views across London, the Olympic Park and the broader sights of London’s iconic skyline like monument, Shard Thames, London Eye etc.

It is a 114.5 metre (376 feet) tall sculpture and observation tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. Orbit was designed by Turner-Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond of engineering Group Arup. Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman of the ArcelorMittal steel company donated £16 million out of total project cost of £19.1 million. So the name “ArcelorMittal Orbit” combines the name of Mittal’s company, as chief sponsor, with “Orbit”, the original working title for Kapoor and Balmond’s design.

After Olympic it was re-opened to the public on 5 April 2014. Tickets are needed for admission, may you visit the website for today’s price.

Nearest Tube: Stratford (Central Line; Jubilee Line; Dockland Light Railway)
Address: ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Visit the website for more information. Have similar experiences by visiting the attractions like London EyeLondon view from Shard Building, The Monument etc

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