Much-loved mosaic tiles in Tottenham Court Road Station under threat

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Much-loved mosaic tiles in Tottenham Court Road Station under threat

The colourful mosaic murals that grace the walls of Tottenham Court Road Tube station are under threat.
The patterned archways were designed by artist Eduard Paolozzi in the 1980s.
Campaigners are trying to get ‘much loved’ murals to be saved from demolition.
The tiled designs can be seen throughout the station and on the platforms.
The demolition is due to Crossrail plans to expand the station’s capacity to 200,000.
TfL have estimated only 5 per cent for the tiles will be taken down.
The Independent reported that Twentieth Century Society, an architectural charity trying to save the mosaics said about the ‘important’ murals:
“They are integral to the scheme that Paolozzi set out for the station. We’re convinced more can be done to save them.”

Members of the society are meeting with TfL next week about attempting to save the designs. 
TfL has already been in talks with the Transport Museum and the V&A about housing the work, however both are unable to.
Communications expert, James Hutchinson joined Wake Up London to talks on the development plans.

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