In the heart of London, a’monstrosity’ £6 MILLION artificial hill opened for tourists to close.
The £6 million Marble Arch Mound in London is set to close for good.
When it first opened in July, the tourist attraction was designed to draw visitors back to the capital.
Visitors were charged up to £8 at first, but the mound will be closed for the last time on Sunday.
Plants and grass on the structure surrounded by scaffolding died, forcing the hill to close temporarily.
People have taken to Twitter to mock the “pile of mud” after hearing that the mound will be closed.
“£6m for a pile of mud,” one person, known only as You Can Call Me AI, said.
“Justification for increasing the number of visitors to London’s West End.”
“An easier solution would have been to have someone hand out £50 notes on the street corner.”
“Another pricey pile of se!” Ashley39 continued.
“Wonder how much it will now cost to remove the monstrosity,” wrote @TomSyvret.
“I’m heartbroken,” Howard Griffiths said.
Isn’t the Marble Arch Mound the most well-known and visited mound and tourist attraction in recent memory?
“This £6 million should not have been spent on the NHS because every capital city needs a 25-meter-high ugly slag heap with plants sliding off to boost a nation’s morale,” says one expert.
“Before Brexit, we hosted one of the greatest Olympic Games in history,” said Shalodex.
“We’ve built lorry parks, s-filled rivers, and the Marble Arch mound in the aftermath of Brexit.”
“You’re bloody joking… millions spent on a disgusting artificial mound in Marble Arch that is already being taken down,” Twitter user Nicole said.
“That money could have gone to the homeless, our schools, or even the police for increased security in the area.”
At the time of reporting, a petition to save the mound from closure had gathered over 60 signatures.
The mound has been the subject of debate since the project’s deputy leader, Melvyn Caplan, resigned after total costs nearly tripled from an initial estimate of £2 million.
The rising costs of the scheme were described as “devastating” and “unavoidable” by a Tory-led council review to “understand what went wrong and to ensure it never happens again.”
Senior council officers hid information and lied about how much money the mound would generate, according to the report.
Labour councillors described the project as a “disaster from the start,” according to the BBC.
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