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Perspectives

We conducted a series of interviews with the key players who made the ArcelorMittal Orbit project a reality – from ArcelorMittal CEO and Chairman Lakshmi Mittal to LOCOG Chair Seb Coe. Each of them outlined their role in the project, and revealed their thoughts about London’s latest landmark and its impact. We also went out on the streets to gather the views of Londoners and visitors

Lakshmi Mittal

ArcelorMittal’s global presence makes it the perfect backer, says its Chairman and CEO

Anish Kapoor

The designer on creating a unique 21st century tower for London

Cecil Balmond

The designer on developing a sculpture that will change perceptions

Boris Johnson

The London Mayor on “showing off a masterpiece of art by a world-class team”

Kathryn Findlay

The Delivery Architect on balancing artistic vision and practicality

Paul Deighton

LOCOG’s CEO on adding to the fun for visitors during the Olympic Games

Pierre Engel

The Chief Project Engineer on pushing the boundaries of engineering

Richard Henley

The Project Director on the unique challenges of building the sculpture

Seb Coe

LOCOG’s Chair on why the sculpture is a “declaration of legacy”

Jeanette Barnes

British artist Jeanette Barnes captures the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s journey

Word on the street

Our cameras took to the streets of east London to ask visitors and locals what they think of London’s latest landmark