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Anish Kapoor's London 2012 recycled steel Orbit tower a work of art or just twisted metal?

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The London 2012 Olympics are well on their way, Team GB has finally got their first gold medals, people seem to be enjoying themselves and the weather hasn't been too bad - hh and London Mayor Boris Johnson got stuck on a zip wire (see the video here).

We've already looked at the environmental credentials of the 2012 Olympics and its surroundings, but didn't really mention the twisting observation tower by Anish Kapoor. Standing at 114.5 metres high, the red steel tower is made from 60% recycled steel and offers views of the Olympic Park. The Orbit took 18 months to complete and is made up by 560 metres of tubular steel, weighing in at almost 2,000 tonnes.

What do you think of it; is it a work of art or just twisted metal?

ArcelorMittal-Orbit-by-Anish-Kapoor-and-Cecil-Balmond.jpg

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