A spiralling sculpture designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has been chosen as the monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The 115m tall piece, named the ArcelorMittal Orbit, will be placed in the Olympic Park and will be 22m higher than New York's Statue of Liberty.
It is great to see a London Olympic Structure of Art, Architecture and Engineering combined to create a memorable landmark for the capital and the 2012 games.
I was a bit nervous the games could have been a bit of a damp squib, with the boring yet practical Olympic stadium and a 'watered' down Aquatic centre by Zaha Hadid.
We finally have a piece of design that the games can be remembered by, similar to the spectacular bird’s nest stadium in China.
Even if you don’t like it, at least we have something to talk about, that will finally create a bit of interest and publicity for the games worldwide.