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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
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.