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Mayor Boris Johnson announced on Thursday the future of all eight permanent venues in the Olympic Park has been secured after iCITY signed a deal with the London Legacy Development Corporation to run the press and broadcast centres.
Tom Holt (Orbit)
Tom Holt is better than this. He is the master of the comic conceit played out with outrageous daring and with memorable characters.
There is no escaping the stark realisation that the Olympic Park and its environs has become one vast building site. The sunny glow of 2012 has given way to bitter winds swirling in forlorn paddocks.
RSJs are lofted by cranes, gloved workers in high-vis jackets stride between tasks, and the buildings that were briefly iconic are now returning to their skeletal states.
Controversial it may be but there it most certainly is. The unwieldy round tower with the unwieldy name of ArcelorMittal Orbit was unveiled today - although it has been scarcely veiled.
Standing 114.5m next to the Olympic Stadium, the mangled viewing platform was created by Turner Prize winning artist Anish Kapoor who called it "awkward" and "beautiful". A structure with "its elbows sticking out".
May Contain Traces Of Magic, by Tom Holt
IN A NUTSHELL
Chris Popham, along with his beguiling SatNav, negotiate demons and the end of the world in this everyday story of a magic salesman's day.