Structure in General
- The senior project engineer is Cecil Balmond, deputy chairman of Arup.
- This is the largest single structure ever to have been commissioned for an Olympic games. It is also the world's largest artistic commission.
- The structure manifests itself in the form of a giant twisted red steel lattice with a two-storey circular restaurant and observation deck.
- The structure has been likened to a giant treble clef, a distorted trombone, an ampersand and a hubble-bubble.
- The observation deck can be accessed by lift or via an external spiral staircase.
- ArcelorMittal's CEO, Lakshmi Mittal personally provided £16 million of the projected £19.1 million cost with the remaining £3.1 million coming from the London Development Agency.
- The structure incorporates 14,000 tonnes of steel.
- The observation tower was conceived as the artistic centrepiece of the 2012 London Olympics.
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Features & Amenities
- Observation floor is available