The 114.5 metre-tall steel sculpture known as ArcelorMittal Orbit at London’s Olympic Park was officially unveiled today.
The Anish Kapoor-designed sculpture, which sits alongside the new Olympic Stadium, is officially the tallest sculpture in the UK.
The sculpture will be open to spectators during the London 2012 Olympic Games with a £15 price for adults and £7 for children. It will not be open to the general public until 2014.
Kapoor said: “£15 is a hell of a lot of money, frankly. This thing has to be paid for, and there are all sorts of equations, but there’s a push to keep that cost as low as possible and make it as available as possible.”
From the observation deck, visitors will have panoramic views across London’s skyline for around 20 miles.