An icon of Brussels, the Atomium is truly a marvelous feat of modern architecture. It's futuristic design is a representation of the unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.
Designed by engineer André Waterkeyn, the Atomium was built for the 1958 World's Fair. After years of neglect and decay, it underwent a major renovation which was completed in February of 2006. Currently three spheres are closed to the public for safety reasons while the other six house exhibit spaces, a kid's world, an area for special events and a restaurant.
|Photo by Harald Hoyer|
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|Ben Heine Atomium|