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Could Eros Be Wrapped In A Snow Globe For Christmas?

Could Eros Be Wrapped In A Snow Globe For Christmas?

One of London's most famous statues could be wrapped in a protective bubble in the run up to Christmas, it was announced today. The statue commonly known as Eros in Piccadilly Square is apparently a target for vandals during the festive period, and often gets covered in hoarding to ward off errant snowballs and drunken climbers.

Westminster Council is now considering a proposal to enclose the aluminium figure in an inflatable PVC sheath resembling a snow globe. The scheme would also allow for plenty of advertising screens round the base, in a part of town where intrusive commercialism is part of the cultural heritage rather than something to gnash teeth about.

A decision is expected in the next few weeks. The first installation would be for Christmas 2013.

Last Updated 16 July 2015

m4d4sb34ns

Add some fans and fake snow on the inside - proper job.

Gaspard Winckler

Didn't they do this already, a couple of years ago?

Terry Cee

So, no room for the traditional razor wire and broken bottles. What's the world coming to?