The ArcelorMittal Orbit is Britain’s largest public sculpture at 115 metre (377ft) and towers over the Olympic Park. Designed by Anish Kapoor it was built by just three men, one in a crane with the other two bolting the pieces together. The Orbit opens to Olympic ticket holders from 27 July and to the general public after the games.
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With the Orbit Olympic sculpture, is there too much public art? - Gaurdian 14 May 2012