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Great Architecture, or Big Mess? April 1, 2010

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This spiralling structure has just been unveiled as the monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Named the ArcelorMittal Orbit (certainly rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?), the design was created by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor, and will be 22m higher than New York’s Statue of Liberty.

The structure also has a second purpose – to keep people coming to east London (where the Olympics are being held) long after the Games have finished.

”Long after the Games are over, our aim is to have a stunning spectacle in east London that will be recognised around the world,” said London Mayor Boris Johnson.

It will cost £19.1m to build.

What do you think, BWT readers?  Do you like the design?  We’re a bit on the fence…