More a Molehill: Visitors Slam London’s New Tourist ‘Mound’

The Marble Arch Mound, an artificial hill beside one of the city’s busiest intersections, opened this week.

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A view of the newly built "Marble Arch Mound" after it was opened to the public next to Marble Arch in London, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The temporary installation commissioned by Westminster Council and designed by architects MVRDV has been opened as a visitor attraction to try and entice shoppers back to the adjacent Oxford Street after the coronavirus lockdowns. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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LONDON (AP) — London’s latest tourist attraction aimed for the heights. It has fallen a bit flat. The Marble Arch Mound, an artificial hill beside one of the city’s busiest intersections, opened this week — and is already offering refunds to disappointed visitors and admitting “teething problems.” Designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, the mound is a 25-meter (80-foot) hill made from turf-covered scaffolding that claims to offer panoramic views of Hyde Park, Oxford Street…

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