Belgium - The Atomium
Composed of nine spheres interconnected by tubes holding stairways and escalators, the Atomium is the most popular attraction of Europe’s capital, Brussels.
Construction was completed on time in 1958 for Expo 58, the first post-war world exhibition. At the time, there was much faith in the power and potential of science, and more especially nuclear power. This is what the structure embodied. It was designed by André Waterkeyn along with architects André and Jean Polak.
The structure stands at a magnificent 102m and houses a permanent exhibition of the history of the building, and other temporary exhibitions with various themes. At the top, you’ll experience beautiful panoramic views of the capital city and it’s surrounds, as well as a restaurant.
Find out more on their website at www.atomium.be. or follow @atomium.official.