More than 130,000 people who took in the views from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Among them three people proposed in the viewing platforms 85m up in the sky with panoramic views of London’s skyline – all proposals were happily accepted.
“It’s important for every structure to have a sense of the poetic,” says co-creator Cecil Balmond. “We want people to forget the engineering, the construction, the materials and simply ‘experience’ it.”
The ArcelorMittal Orbit not only creates a passage of flux but is a contemporary icon for London and a lasting legacy of the Games.