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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
Olympics 2012: Kapoor Sculpture
The site of Anish Kapoor Olympics 2012 Statue
Location: Olympic Park, London
Description: This spiralling sculpture was designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has been chosen as the statuesque 115m monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
It's official name - the ArcelorMittal Orbit will be situated here close to the Olympic Stadium, and incorporate the five Olympic rings while offering visitors panoramic views of London.