And in the end, the love you take Is equal to the love you make ‘The End’
The Orbit was designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. They called it ‘Orbit’ to symbolise a continuous journey, a creative representation of the ‘extraordinary physical and emotional effort’ that Olympians undertake in their continuous drive to do better.
Sir Paul McCartney
The ArcelorMittal Orbit sits between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, and allows visitors to view the whole Olympic Park from two observation platforms. It is intended to be a permanent lasting legacy of London’s hosting of the 2012 Games.
the height of the Orbit (377ft high), making it Britain’s largest piece of public art.
AND IN THE END…
Our revels now are ended.
These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
The Tempest, William Shakespeare
Cauldron designer, Thomas Heatherwick’s work includes the internationally renowned Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2012, the Rolling Bridge in Paddington and London’s new red double-decker bus.