I helped construct the Olympic Site, tell the story of the Greatest Show on earth, and am on site for the Legacy build until 2014.

This is my View of what's going on. These Views are mine and not of my employer or the LLDC/ODA/LOCOG

I was one of the Official BT’s Storytellers for London 2012 .

Friday, 20 April 2012

Stratford City IKEA Tower

Stratford City IKEA Towers, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.

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A 40m timber lattice, illuminated sculpture/tower goes up in the shadow of the Olympic Park.

Looks like an Olympic Torch to me...

It's a giant 40 metre illuminated tower which will light up the East London skyline when a new 26-acre development which is being built by Ikea.

Visible for miles, the sculpture which resembles the Olympic Torch, will be lit at night with more than 600 LED lights.

At the flick of a switch, the colour and intensity of the bulbs will be able to change to produce a range of dramatic effects set to dazzle the night sky over London.

The sculpture - which should be finished in July - is being built in new development called Strand East, in Stratford, East London.

It will be made from a simple, wooden lattice of 72 twisted, diagonal laths and 16 horizontal steel rings held together by 32,000 bolts

1 comment:

  1. I saw the sculpture for the first time yesterday from the A118 heading into London. It is amazing, I actually said 'Wow' out loud!