Thursday, April 01, 2010

ArcelorMittal Orbit: World's ugliest tower to be built in London


I know I know, they said the same thing about the Eiffel Tower when it was built, but the difference is this new one really *is* ugly.

London Mayor London Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed a model of the spiralling sculpture which Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has designed to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 115m tall piece, named the ArcelorMittal Orbit, will be placed in the Olympic Park and will be 22m higher than New York's Statue of Liberty.

The £19.1m design incorporates the five Olympic rings and will offer visitors panoramic views of London.

Read more here.

Not everyone agrees of course. Listen to this panel of "art experts" have a communal orgasm over an exhibition of Kapoor's work.

"I can't trust my senses cause they've been deregulated in some way..."

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