Atomium

BRU20 Atomium
Name Atomium
Address Place de l'Atomium 1
Commune Brussels
Style(s)
  • Modern 50-60

Original use
  • Tourist attraction

Year 1958
Architect(s)
  • Waterkeyn André
  • Polak André
  • Polak Jean

Site web https://atomium.be/home/cover?lang=en

Remarkable monument erected on the occasion of the 1958 World's Fair on the Heysel Plateau, by architects André and Jean Polak (son of Michel Polak), and engineer André Waterkeyn. It rises to 102 m in height and weighs 2600 tons, the 9 spheres of 250 tons each are connected by tubes, some containing escalators.

Construction of the first sphere.

Six spheres are always open to the public.

Destined to be dismantled after the exhibition, the Atomium survived numerous "kills", but was saved and restored both in and outside between March 2004 and February 2006.

The original aluminum has been replaced by stainless steel.

Superb, daring and impressive day and night, it remains the most visited monument in Brussels Information HERE

BRU20 - Unless otherwise stated © Admirable-facades-Brussels for all photos

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