Every year we visit a major art fair like Art Basel, we notice certain artists always create buzzworthy pieces. One of those artists is Anish Kapoor, who is renown for creating impressive eye catching sculptures. Apparently we aren’t his only fans as Anish was just named the winner of the competition to design the new “Olympic Tower” for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The structure seems to be a mix of a roller coaster and the Eiffel Tower coming to life. The mind-blowing sculpture will stand 377 feet (115 meters) tall and will be made of a spiraling lattice of tubular steel. It will stand taller than the Statue of Liberty and slightly shorter than the Eiffel Tower. Talk about making a statement; London is apparently going to fork out over 19 million GBP to create this flashy monument.
Check out a link to a video on Kapoor & the tower design and also some pics we took of one of Anish’s metal sculpture at this year’s Armory after the jump.
Click here for a link to a cool video of the unveiling of the tower.
Image via Guardian UK.