SCOTLAND: A recently-unveiled hotel in Scotland in the shape of a coiled spiral has sparked unflattering comparisons with the poop emoji.
Edinburgh’s bronze-colored Ribbon Hotel, which is nearing completion, is part of the upscale W chain, owned by Marriott International, according to The Guardian. It is part of an $800 million development in the Scottish capital that will include a mall, a movie theater and luxury apartments, the paper reported.
The architects behind the hotel, Jestico + Whiles, say on their website that it “has been designed as a bundle of ‘coiled ribbons,’ creating a free-flowing and bold building.”
But its curled shape has inspired an earthier reaction from locals. It has reminded people so much of the poop emoji that a petition to put emoji-like eyes on the structure garnered more than 1,100 signatures as of Thursday.
The petition, using a slang term for poop, calls on Edinburgh Council to “pit googly eyes oan the jobby.”