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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Atomium . . .BELGIUM

The Atomium was designed by engineer André Waterkeyn as a celebration of scientific progress for the 1958 World Fair. The structure stands 102 metres (334 feet) high, weighs 2400 metric tonnes (2439 tons), and represents an iron crystalline molecule enlarged 165 billion times. Inside the nine spheres, visitors can see an exhibition showing how the Atomium has been depicted in comic strips through the years and an audiovisual presentation on the construction of the Atomium. There are splendid views across Brussels and the surrounding countryside from the top of the structure.

Contact Addresses

Atomium, Boulevard du Centenaire, 1020 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: (02) 474 8977