Orbit Tower - London

Inspired by the Tower of Babel, the British artist Anish Kapoor designed a landmark sculpture for the Olympic games in 2012 in London. In collaboration with steel engineer Cecil Balmond he perfected the design of the 115 metres high red spiraling steel tower, the ArcelorMittal Orbit. The building is the London answer to the Eiffel tower and will be a spectacular tourist attraction.

METAL DEPLOYE supplies 3,000 m2 expanded metal (stainless steel supplied by ARCELORMITTAL) for the new Orbit Tower. The expanded metal is used for the banisters. The expanded metal forms a polished stainless steel spiral throughout the tower, stabilizing and securing the stairs which allows its ascent. The expanded metal used is MD PROGRESSIVE: a new product with variable strand that enables variations of the mesh opening on a single sheet of expanded metal which has a sportive effect. The expanded metal panels were arched by STEELRIDGE LTD. Thanks to the transparency of the expanded metal, tourists can climb to the tower and enjoy the spectacular views over London. 

Watch expanded metal panels arched by  STEELRIDGE LTD :

See also : www.arcelormittalorbit.com

All pictures by Arcelor Mittal

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