This pillar is exactly like the real pillar found in London. Note that the high poly count is caused by the word UNDERGROUND. That is in the model twice. I used this for renders, because in my opinion it looks better. This could also be done in a texture, which would reduce the poly count back to only 1696 poly's and 1887 verts. If you want to do this, Shruti bold is the standard font I used. Which looks just like the real font. Colors are done with simple materials with standard values.
Might be going to extend this project, so stay tuned!