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Arcelor Mittal Orbit: The Godzilla of Public Art


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Fans said that it’s comparable to the Eiffel Tower, whereas critics billed
it as a roller coaster gone bad. Whatever you think, it’s safe to say
that London’s new ArcelorMittal Orbit – which is now the tallest sculpture
in Great Britain – sure generates a lot of opinion:

Some critics have called the ruby-red lattice of tubular steel
an eyesore. British tabloids have labeled it "the Eye-ful Tower,"
"the Godzilla of public art" and worse.

But artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, who designed
the tower, find it beautiful.

Belmond, who described the looping structure as "a curve
in space," said he thought people would be won over by it.

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May 14th, 2012

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