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The ArcelorMittal Orbit



Barnshaw’s Hamilton curve one of Britain’s tallest sculptures for Olympics

At 115 meters tall, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is set to be one of the tallest sculptures in Britain, and a lasting tribute to the 2012 London Olympics. Visitors will have the opportunity to climb the continuous looping lattice of tubular steel via its long spiraling walkway, bent by Barnshaw Steel Bending Hamilton.

The staircase is made up of modules, constructed using spiral box sections up to 300mm deep. The sections had to be mandrel spiraled which was a new tequnique; developed by Barnshaws Hamilton Branch, specifically for the sculpture.


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