As a symbol of Expo 58, the image of Belgium's Atomium is known around the world. The Atomium was built in 1958 for the World's Fair. Renovation of this landmark building, originally planned to last only six months, was undertaken in October 2004 and completed in 2006.
An aluminium and steel construction of 102m high, this landmark development is the dominant element on the plateau of the Heysel in Brussels. The design team have seen their creation last through decades and gain fame as Belgium's answer to the Eiffel Tower. The architects of Atomium were André Waterkeyn and André and Jean Polak.
via Richard Bentley