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‘It didn’t take long did it?’ – Traffic cone appears on top of new Cornhill gateways

PUBLISHED: 08:48 23 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:54 23 November 2018

A cone has be put on the top of the arches at the Cornhill Picture: WILL JEFFORD

A cone has be put on the top of the arches at the Cornhill Picture: WILL JEFFORD

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A traffic cone has appeared above the new “Stonehenge” feature in Ipswich town centre.

The cone could be seen next to the Christmas tree which was turned on for the first time the day before. Picture; WILL JEFFORDThe cone could be seen next to the Christmas tree which was turned on for the first time the day before. Picture; WILL JEFFORD

This morning people woke up to the sight of a traffic cone on top of the controversial Four Gateways feature.

Police first spotted the new addition earlier today.

The news comes as the council has revealed the artwork installation is not yet finished – the four columns are to be polished to produce a gloss finish similar to that of the iconic Willis building just down Princes Street.

An official said: “The Four Gateways is already a talking point. It will be interesting to hear the comments when it is finally completed.”

Ipswich residents will see the cone on the morning of Black Friday Picture: WILL JEFFORDIpswich residents will see the cone on the morning of Black Friday Picture: WILL JEFFORD

Part of a £3.6m redevelopment, some say the gateways currently resemble a miniature Stonehenge.

Referring to the ‘hat’ that was placed on top, a police spokesman said they had received calls about it this morning, adding: “A traffic cone seems to have appeared on top of the new Cornhill feature.”

The traffic cone has already provoked anger among residents.

A man, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “It didn’t take long did it? I don’t think it will be long until people get up on top of them and start jumping between them.

“It is disappointing that it has happened so quickly but boys will be boys and it should have been obvious that it would happen.”

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