Atomium - before renovation [2003]

Built in 1958, the Atomium has been renovated between 2003 and 2006 for its 50th birthday [2008]. André #Waterkeyn, Jean and André #Polak, Christine #Coninx #architecture #restauration #renovation
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The #Atomium before its renovation.  #bruxelles #brussels #brussel #expo58 #58 #worldfair #architecture #architectuur #fifties #atomic #atomicage #spaceship #tube #sphere #stairs #design #top #art #kunst #landmark #googie #midcenturymodern #midcentury #retro #atom #coninx #restauration #renovation

The Atomium is an iconic building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn with interiors by architects André and Jean Polak.

The #Atomium before its renovation.  #bruxelles #brussels #brussel #expo58 #58 #worldfair #architecture #architectuur #fifties #atomic #atomicage #spaceship #tube #sphere #stairs #design #top #art #kunst #landmark #googie #midcenturymodern #midcentury #retro #atom #coninx #restauration #renovation

Atomium, Brussels - I know this doesn't quite count BUT.I saw this from afar whilst on the train from Paris to Amsterdam :-P

The #Atomium before its renovation.  #bruxelles #brussels #brussel #expo58 #58 #worldfair #architecture #architectuur #fifties #atomic #atomicage #spaceship #tube #sphere #stairs #design #top #art #kunst #landmark #googie #midcenturymodern #midcentury #retro #atom #coninx #restauration #renovation

Folklore & culture - the Atomium in Laeken, Brussels, Belgium.

The #Atomium before its renovation.  #bruxelles #brussels #brussel #expo58 #58 #worldfair #architecture #architectuur #fifties #atomic #atomicage #spaceship #tube #sphere #stairs #design #top #art #kunst #landmark #googie #midcenturymodern #midcentury #retro #atom #coninx #restauration #renovation

The #Atomium before its renovation. #bruxelles #brussels #brussel #expo58 #58 #worldfair #architecture #architectuur #fifties #atomic #atomicage #spaceship #tube #sphere #stairs #design #top #art #kunst #landmark #googie #midcenturymodern #midcentury #retro #atom #coninx #restauration #renovation

The #Atomium before its renovation.  #bruxelles #brussels #brussel #expo58 #58 #worldfair #architecture #architectuur #fifties #atomic #atomicage #spaceship #tube #sphere #stairs #design #top #art #kunst #landmark #googie #midcenturymodern #midcentury #retro #atom #coninx #restauration #renovation

Atomium, Brussels - high steel/aluminum structure represents a molecule of iron magnified 165 million times.

Brussels - The Atomium

Brussels - The Atomium

The #Atomium before its renovation.  #bruxelles #brussels #brussel #expo58 #58 #worldfair #architecture #architectuur #fifties #atomic #atomicage #spaceship #tube #sphere #stairs #design #top #art #kunst #landmark #googie #midcenturymodern #midcentury #retro #atom #coninx #restauration #renovation

The #Atomium before its renovation. #bruxelles #brussels #brussel #expo58 #58 #worldfair #architecture #architectuur #fifties #atomic #atomicage #spaceship #tube #sphere #stairs #design #top #art #kunst #landmark #googie #midcenturymodern #midcentury #retro #atom #coninx #restauration #renovation


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