Visitors hail what is now Britain's largest art installation. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
REPORTER: Spiraling 115 meters, or over 370 feet in the air, London's Orbit Tower is providing a bird's eye view of the Olympic Games. The roller coaster-like structure has received mixed reviews, but visitors at the Olympic Park appreciated the observation deck.
CHRIS ALLAN, VISITOR: "Its really nice. It's bigger than I thought."
LEE CADWALLADER, VISITOR: "The Orbit, it looks amazing, I'm going up there later."
LISA HUME, VISITOR: "Be good if it could be used afterwards like a climbing structure or a helter skelter type thing, to be re-used I think."
REPORTER: It's now considered Britain's largest piece of public art. Created by sculptor Anish Kapoor and designer Cecil Balmond, the Orbit Tower will be a permanent fixture, serving as a symbol and reminder that London played host to the summer 2012 Olympic Games. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.
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