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London News: £ 6million ‘Monstrosity’ Man-Made Hill Closure for Tourists in London | United Kingdom | News

The tourist attraction was built to draw people to the capital when it opened in July. Visitors were initially charged up to £ 8 – but the mound will be closed for the last time on Sunday. The hill closed temporarily when plants and grass began to die off on the structure surrounded by scaffolding.

Now, following news of the mound’s closure, people have taken to Twitter to poke fun at the “mud pile”.

One person, known as You Can Call Me AI, said: ‘£ 6million for a pile of mud.

“Justification for increasing the number of visitors to London’s West End.

“A simpler solution would have been to have someone around the corner handing out £ 50 tickets.”

Ashley39 added: “Still a bunch of dear ones!”

A user named @TomSyvret wrote: “I wonder what it will cost now to take out the monstrosity.”

Howard Griffiths commented: “Heartbroken. Wasn’t the Marble Arch mound the most beloved mound and tourist attraction in living memory.

“That £ 6million shouldn’t have been spent on the NHS because every capital city needs an ugly 25-meter-high slag heap with slippery plants to boost the morale of a nation.”

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A petition has been launched in an attempt to save the mound from closure and has more than 60 signatures at the time of reporting.

The mound was the center of controversy from the start after Westminster Council Deputy Chief Melvyn Caplan, who was in charge of the project, resigned his post after total costs nearly tripled from an initial forecast of £ 2million.

The review of the Conservative-led council to “understand what went wrong and make sure it doesn’t happen again” said the skyrocketing program costs were “devastating” and “preventable.”

The report revealed that senior council officers were hiding details and lying about the amount of the mound.

According to the BBC, Labor advisers called the project “a disaster from start to finish.”

Labor adviser Paul Dimoldenberg said: “The Tory councilors responsible for the Marble Arch mound should bow their heads in shame and apologize to the people of Westminster for wasting so much public money.”

A council spokesperson said: “The Mound did what it was built to do – drew the crowds and supported the recovery in this part of London.

“We are truly delighted that over 242,000 people have visited the mound and the tremendous light display inside.”