BAM Properties has extended a hearty ‘cone-gratulations’ to the people of Glasgow and the local council for preserving an iconic city tradition of placing a traffic cone on the statue of the Duke of Wellington.
The Duke and his horse was created by Carol Marochetti and erected in 1844 and sits proudly outside the Gallery of Modern Art opposite BAM’s Queen Street development.
The Duke is rarely seen without a road traffic cone on top of his head. The cone has come to represent the humour and spirit of Glaswegians and has become an internationally recognised City image.
Concerned by on-going costs of removing the cones, Glasgow City Council proposed the plinth be raised to put an end to the prank.
However, an online petition opposing the plans generated 10,000 signatures and 45,000 Facebook ‘likes’, prompting the council to have a change of heart.
In recognition of this U-turn, BAM Properties has now placed posters on the hoardings surrounding its development applauding the local authority.