Although the Opening Ceremonies are not taking place until 27 July 2012, the new Olympic tower in London has already become a major attraction. It took a total of 2000 metric tons of tubular steel to create the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower, which twists and loops to the adventurous height of 115 metres.
Entirely asymmetrical and without a single straight edge, the entire construction touches the ground at only three points. Its colour is particularly striking in the RAL 3003 ruby red. It took almost 20,000 litres of RAL 3003 to coat this piece of art. The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a conception of Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor.