The Atomium

November 4th, 2011 | Space


The Atomium is a monument in Brussels, Belgium that was erected in 1958 as a symbol of faith in technical and scientific progress and as an optimistic vision of the future of a modern, new, super-technological world for a better life for mankind.  The Atomium was designed from the body-centered cubic crystal structure of iron (magnified 165 billion times) by engineer André Waterkeyn.

In 1958, humanity aspired to a better future, characterised by harmony, progress and peace. And it was in Brussels, then the young capital of Europe in its infancy , that nations came together to celebrate the dawn of tomorrow’s world.

Escalators are used to travel inside from sphere to sphere, and an impressive panoramic restaurant sits in the highest sphere.


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