It's a well-known landmark build as the Belgian Pavillion for the 1958 Worldfair. From the upper sphere you have a splendid view at almost 100 meters high upon Brussels and surroundings.
built for the world expo in 1958 it was intended to be put down immediately after the expo. but people forgot this and it is still there!
It was build in 1958 (I thought!).
You get to see a lot of Brussels, when you are on the highest level!
This is a design that I imagine some will love and some will hate. Fortunately I love it (see pic) a very futuristic design - see the web link below if you want more info.
Atomium. Built for the 1958 World Fair, you're bound to see this massive molecule stand-out above the trees.
Nice park around it, and also a close walk to the Palace of Laken.
The Atomium. Althougt the last years the detoriation is quit visible (no funds for maintenance), it remains an impressive building. The parc (Jubelparc) surrounding the Atomium is also worth a visit.
very close to atomium you cand visit something like Madurodam from The Hague but it's about France. France in the miniature. Take a look from the top of atomium.
Look at the Giganti Atomium. It was built in 1958 for the world Fair. Impressive?? Didn't get to take the ride up though.