Friday, 20 April 2012
Stratford City IKEA Tower
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