In a state over a statue, is this the worst ever built?

A 13 ft tall statue called "The Don" that was meant to be put up outside an office block development in Cambridge has been criticised by planners. The council says it's possibly the poorest quality of work they've ever seen.

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Council rejects plans for 'The Don' in Cambridge

'The Don' based on a design by Pablo Atchugary Credit: The Unex Group

Plans to erect a 13ft tall statue in Cambridge have been rejected by the city council who say it is: "possibly the poorest quality work that has ever been submitted to the Council".

The Unex Group wanted the structure, based on a design by artist Pablo Atchugary, to be positioned on Hills Road.

A report by Cambridge City Council's planning committee stated: "It is not site specific and is a work already purchased and has no relationship to this site.

It is too large a scale for the context of the space it will be located within and will compromise the quality of the new development."

Bill Gredley, Chairman of The Unex Group said: "We are astounded. We think it's a fine piece of art".

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