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ArcelorMittal Orbit to open to public in March

The Orbit is due to reopen at the end of March. The Orbit is due to reopen at the end of March.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
1:45 PM

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is due to open to the public from the end of March.

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The attraction, which is located next to the Olympic Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, was open during the Games to the public, but since then has been closed because of the closure of the Park for transformation.

Although the South Park, where the Orbit is located, is not due to start reopening until next year, it is understood that the Orbit will be running tours for members of the public from the end of March.

A full announcement on opening days and times will be made in due course.

When it was open during the Games three people used the Orbit to propose.

The men, who all had their requests for their loves ones hands in marriage accepted, were among more than 130,000 people who took in the views from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

The red steel structure is 114.5metres high and was designed by Cecil Balmond and Anish Kapoor, and funded largely by steel company ArcelorMittal.

During the Games tickets to the Orbit cost £15 for adults, although it is not yet known whether this will be the price for the attraction when it reopens to the public.

The attraction will be able to accommodate around 5,000 visitors a day.

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