BRUSSELS, THE ATOMIUM

BRUSSELS, THE ATOMIUM

USED FOR VARIOUS SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, THE STRUCTURE HAS A RESTAURANT FOR VISITORS ON THE TOP FLOOR. THIS ICONIC STRUCTURE IS AMONG THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED PLACES IN THE CITY.

The Atomium, considered the symbol of the city of Brussels, is the epitome of an iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times. This building, one of the most modern artifacts in the world, was designed by Andre Waterkey for the World Fair in 1958.

The structure, which is made of 9 sections of steel and aluminum, each is 18 meters in diameter, is open to visitors. On the first floor, you can watch a documentary about the building and then by a glass elevator you can reach the top floor of the structure, which is 102 meters high, and you can watch the panoramic view of the city from here. You can also see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France through a telescope in here.

Used for various social and cultural activities, the structure has a restaurant on the top floor for visitors. This iconic structure is among the most photographed places in the city.

The structure depicts nine iron crystals in the shape of the body-centered cubic unit cell of an iron crystal, magnified. Nine iron spheres are connected through 12 tubes and escalators allow entrances to the exhibition halls. The angle of escalators used for crossing between the spheres is 60 degrees. In the building, where each sphere is 18 meters in diameter, elevators that move vertically are almost the symbol of modernism with the speed of 5 meters per second.

In the Atomium, which becomes the glitter of the city with a magnificent illumination at nights, you can also find the location of our country on the map of the World Fair of 1958, in which Turkey also participated.