Boris Johnson today unveiled the plans for a tower that will provide the centrepiece for London’s 2010 Olympic village in Stratford. It is hoped that the structure - a 400ft White Elephant – will attract tourists to the site before and after the games. Speaking about the design Mr Johnson said that it was chosen because it captured the essence of the global sporting event with build costs expected to run well beyond the quoted £19m and public ridicule all but assured.
The Elephant will be integrated into the final stage of the closing ceremony, when it will take a massive dump and its trunk will fall off. Following the games the failed British Olympic team and financially culpable British Olympic Committee are expected to hide within the structure until some other disaster steals the news headlines and it is safe to come out.