Atomium in Brussels

Look at the massive stainless steel structure of Brussels

Look at the massive stainless steel structure of Brussels | Photo credit: Maria Firsova/flickr

Atomium Overview

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Constructed for the Expo in 1958, the Atomium is a building which was constructed exclusively for the Brussels World Fair. Designed by Andre Waterkeyn, an engineer and architects Andre and Jean Polak this structure is 102 metres tall. The structure I made out of stainless steel has nine, 18 meter diameter steel spheres which are connected in such a manner that they form the shape of a unit cell id an iron crystal which has been magnified 165 billion times.

Climb to the top of this unique building using an elevator at the base of the structure if you want to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Brussels.

At the top of the sphere you will also find a restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious bite to eat while admiring the city of Brussels. The other four spheres of the structure are also open to the public and are reachable by escalators. The three other spheres are reserved for special events and there is a special sphere for school children, where they can sleep inside. CNN has named the Atomium Europe’s most bizarre building.

  • Entrance Fee EUR 9 (adults), EUR 2 (children ages 6 to 12). Children under six years of age can enter free.

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