Written by Peter Marsh, for the Financial Times, 29 September 2011
Peering up through a tangled and lofty mass of steel pipes rising from the ground in London, Cecil Balmond explains the ideas behind what could soon become one of the UK’s most internationally recognised landmarks.
Mr Balmond is the lesser-known partner in the two-man design team – whose other member is the celebrated artist Anish Kapoor – responsible for the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
Rising 114 metres, or almost a third higher than the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Orbit will be a central feature of the Olympic site in east London, which will host most of next summer’s events.
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