UK's largest artwork on the rise for 2012 Olympic Games

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Work on the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture in the 2012 Olympic Park - which will be the largest artwork of its kind in Britain - began on 5 November 2010.

Situated between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, it will give visitors a view of the entire Olympic Park and across London's skyline.

Visitors will be able to take a trip up the structure in a lift and will have the option of walking down the spiralling staircase.

It was designed by award-winning artist Anish Kapoor and is expected to be completed by March 2012.

Here is timelapse video footage showing its construction so far.

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