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BRUSSELS , BELGIUM The Atomium Is A Monument Built For Expo 58 , The 1958 Brusse ...

BRUSSELS , BELGIUM The Atomium Is A Monument Built For Expo 58 , The 1958 Brusse ...

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Description: BRUSSELS , BELGIUM The Atomium is a monument built for Expo 58 , the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair . Designed by Andre Waterkeyn , it is 103 meters ( 335 feet ) tall , with nine steel spheres , each 18 meters in diameter , connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times . Tubes which connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and from all eight vertices to the centre ; these tubes enclose escalators containing exhibit halls and other public spaces . ( PHOTO

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