Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
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Anish Kapoor's Insane Olympic Tower

KA---POW?Holy Jesus, they're really going to build this Anish Kapoor structure in London for the Olympics. Higher than the Statue of Liberty! I unabashedly love Kapoor and think he's a genius and this is kind of amazing-bonkers! I wish it wasn't red though? But that's useful, because it'll disguise all the blood from the many knifecrimes that shall occur upon it.

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cuiveen (#370)

They could make it out of recycled knives maybe?

Slava (#216)

Arghhh! After almost a year of this, I still laugh every time I read "knifecrime"

doubled277 (#2,783)

I just figured out what it means about a week ago; imagine my laughter! (my office-mates don't have to, imagine it, that is)

Those visitors will not be pleased when the mouse-trap falls.

I thought this was a shoe.

HiredGoons (#603)

McQueen is dead.

(TOO SOON!)

myfanwy (#1,124)

I want to ride it?

rula (#3,558)

It's gonna eat all those poor lil' peoples.

HiredGoons (#603)

I'm assuming this serves to launch Jodi Foster in a wormhole.

Bittersweet (#765)

…or what's left over when a giant spider sneezes on a birthday hat.

lululemming (#409)

I like it. But it's a bit Bird's Nest-y, no? Like not in any real trained-eye-for-architecture way, but given the two structures' similar provenance, it seems like an odd choice. This is old Becky/new Becky from Roseanne ALL OVER AGAIN! It will end in a hit TV show for Zach Braff!!! Is that what you want, Anish Kapoor???

It's no Great American Scream Machine, but it'll do.

Hirham (#1,709)

This is to be a post-games tourist attraction, and I just cannot see it working. It's miles from the centre, and I can't see people making the trip; once up there, there's nothing to see. They've been talking about it as a sort of rival to the Eiffel Tower, but London already has one in the big wheel, which is iconic, central, and gives great views.

LondonLee (#922)

But that's what they said about the Millennium Dome and look how…. oh yeah, you're right.

Flashman (#418)

One of the simplest and yet most impressive things I've seen by Kapoor is in the Naples Museum of Fine Art. It's just a black void in the floor, that you view from behind a railing a few feet away, and you just cannot tell what you are looking at. Is it a deep yawning chasm, or is it some kind of none-more-black paint that sucks up all the light that hits it? It's an incredibly cool effect.
In comparison this tower is a bit OTT and naff, innit.

cherrispryte (#444)

I am confused. Can I ride it?

It's actually a landing beacon for the next Dalek invasion.

In 5 years, this will be a great rusty Klein bottle at the edge of the city.

HonoriaGlossop (#1,247)

It killed me that I couldn't to get over there to see his show at the Royal Academy. (I also can't imagine what a bitch it was cleaning up all that wax.)

Quinacridone (#81)
HonoriaGlossop (#1,247)

I agree, but I really just logged in to register my deep appreciation for your name. Nice! I love the quins.

Quinacridone (#81)

Thanks! I love the thalos too.

WindowSeat (#180)

I built that same tower in World of Goo

http://2dboy.com/games.php

Varan Tickle (#3,537)

I saw this on the news with the sound turned off. My immediate reaction was (like cherryspryte and myfanwy) whoo-hoo! Best ride ever! I wanna go!

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