Futuristic Atomium at Brussels Belgium

| June 11, 2010

Atomium is a stunning monument designed by the engineer Andre Waterkeyn for the International Exhibition of Brussels, that took place here in 1958. The Atomium, which is a structure that is half way between sculpture and architecture, symbolising a crystallised molecule of iron by the scale of its atoms, magnified 150 thousand million times.

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Side Atomium by Leo | Click to Enlarge :O

Tubes which connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre enclose escalators connecting the spheres which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. Each sphere is 18 metres in diameter. Three spheres are currently (2008) closed to visitors, others are easily reachable with escalator. The vertical vertex contains a lift which was considered very fast and advanced at the time of building.

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Atomium Vivid Photography by Ludovic | Click to Enlarge :O

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Winter Atomium by Qaiser | Click to Enlarge :O

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Inside the Elevator of Atomium by Harrie | Click to Enlarge :O

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Spring Atomium by John | Click to Enlarge :O

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HDR Atomium by Van | Click to Enlarge :O

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Close up Atomium by Belcan | Click to Enlarge :O

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Brownish Atomium by Qaiser | Click to Enlarge :O

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Micro Atomium by Fernando | Click to Enlarge :O

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Bottom Up Atomium by Leo | Click to Enlarge :O

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Stunning Atomium by Sigfus | Click to Enlarge :O

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Creative Atomium by Morton Scott | Click to Enlarge :O

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From the Top Atomium by Morton Scott | Click to Enlarge :O

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Inside Atomium by Morton Scott | Click to Enlarge :O

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Night Atomium by Earth Hour | Click to Enlarge :O

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During Earth Hour Atomium by Earth Hour | Click to Enlarge :O

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Inside the Elevator of Atomium by Musicfreak | Click to Enlarge :O

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Bottom tor of Atomium by Dutch | Click to Enlarge :O

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Stairs of Atomium by Sigfus | Click to Enlarge :O

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Front Atomium by Leo | Click to Enlarge :O

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  1. What an interesting structure. It certainly gives Brussels a little more recognition. Not sure how global it will become, but certainly has some character.

  2. Milos says:

    Great pics! Futuristic Atomium is wonderful monument and surely one of the best tourist attractions in Europe!

  3. Evoco wire says:

    Great post, very useful for a beginner like me”

  4. tours peru says:

    Those pictures are great! But I wonder why those metal atoms are the symbol of future?

  5. good post.thanks for sharing.

  6. UGGSUK says:

    good post.thanks for sharing.
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  7. intresting snaps..thanks

  8. Great pics! Futuristic Atomium is wonderful monument and surely one of the best tourist attractions in Europe

  9. Man awesome pictures to see! i think it is a famous tourist attraction in EU.