Sculptural steel observation tower for the London 2012 Olympic Park
Situated next to the stadium on the Olympic site, the 114m structure, Britain’s tallest sculpture, was designed as a landmark for the Games.
The asymmetric skeletal red steel structure supports a viewing platform that will be a visitor attraction during the Olympics and in legacy mode. Access to the viewing platform is provided by a lift contained within a central diagrid column, which itself is wrapped in a staircase that sprirals round the structure and is clad with graded mesh cladding.
Designed to be built without scaffolding the tower was constructed from pre-fabricated steel components, 63 per cent of which were recycled, that were assembled on site.
- Begun: Nov 2010
- Completed: May 2012
- Sector: Civic
- Total cost: £22.7M
- Procurement: NEC3 Construction Management
- Address: Stratford, London, E15, United Kingdom