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The Friday Photos: ArcelorMittal Orbit

The Friday Photos: ArcelorMittal Orbit
By CdL Creative
By CdL Creative
By Michael Goldrei
By Michael Goldrei
By David Henderson
By David Henderson
By firstnameunknown
By firstnameunknown
By Ed Hollis
By Ed Hollis
By Luke Robinson
By Luke Robinson
By firstnameunknown
By firstnameunknown
By Simon Wraight
By Simon Wraight
By snaphappysal
By snaphappysal

It's the UK's largest sculpture and it provokes mixed reactions — at least it did in the run-up to the Games. The ArcelorMittal Orbit, designed by A-list sculptor Anish Kapoor and paid for (mostly) by a steel tycoon, has become such a regular sight on the TV over the last two weeks that it feels like an old landmark.

The Orbit looks more impressive up close than it does from a distance. The red steel sprays up into the sky and on a cloudy day (as with the first image above), the structure appears to sway against the moving white stuff behind it.

The photographers in this selection have approached the Orbit from a number of angles. Some went right in close; others used the patches of wild flowers in the Olympic Park to set up a contrast. Whatever the approach, Kapoor's big red toy looks magnificent through a lens.

If you're interested in finding out more about the Orbit's conception, this page on Kapoor's website is fascinating.

All images from the Londonist Flickr pool, with thanks to: CdL Creative, Michael Goldrei, Luke Robinson, Ed Hollis, David Henderson, firstnameunknown (x2), snaphappysal and Simon Wraight.

Last Updated 16 July 2015

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