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London's Olympic Orbit Towers Gets Decked In Light

London, Apr 18: Watch out, Eiffel Tower. Lights are coming to London's Orbit.London's Legacy Development Corporation says the AcelorMittal Orbit tower, which looks like a squashed roller coaster next to Olympic Stadium -- will be

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 18, 2012 19:18 IST ]
london s olympic orbit towers gets decked in light
london s olympic orbit towers gets decked in light

London, Apr 18: Watch out, Eiffel Tower. Lights are coming to London's Orbit.


London's Legacy Development Corporation says the AcelorMittal Orbit tower, which looks like a squashed roller coaster next to Olympic Stadium -- will be decked out in 250 color spotlights that will make it a "beacon of east London."

The lights will be wound through the 114.5 meter (375-foot) ruby red tower and become the center of a 15-minute nightly light show. The effects are being tested over the next two weeks.

The tower is designed by London-based artist Anish Kapoor, a previous winner of the prestigious Turner Prize, and his design partner Cecil Balmond.

London officials hope it will become a major tourist attraction once the July 27-Aug. 12 Olympics end.

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