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11 October 2009

Check out the final plinthers

There's only a few days left to see what attention-seeking members of the public do if you give them enough leeway. That's right, Anthony Gormley's One & Other, which has seen nearly 2,500 people given an hour each on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth since the beginning of the summer, is finally due to finish on 14th October.

The Fourth Plinth was designed by Sir Charles Barry and built in 1841 to display an equestrian statue. In recent years it has seen a number of sculptures, including Marc Quinn's 'Alison Lapper Pregnant', Thomas Schütte's 'Model for a Hotel 2007', and following the end of Gormley's project, a temporary fibreglass statue commemorating Battle of Britain hero Sir Keith Park is due to occupy the space for six months. The statue will not be permanent as popular rumour has it that the fourth plinth is being reserved for a statue of the current Queen, after her death.

Until Sir Keith Park gets his go, however, there are still a few days for you to marvel at ordinary people with novelty signs shouting incoherently at people just out of sight at http://www.oneandother.co.uk/

^Boris mock-up by the author^

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