And he has begged councillors to consider whether it makes sense to spend £500,000 of public money on work which will be ripped up after the Commonwealth Games.
"They might as well kiss goodbye to £500,000.
"It is not an effective or appropriate use of public funds."
A council spokesman said: "I'm sure Mr McAslan is as disappointed as we are that we weren't able to progress with his design.
"However, the people of Glasgow made it abundantly clear they were not interested in a radical redesign of the square.
"In fact, we have listened to the people of Glasgow and are replacing the red Tarmac, retaining all the statues and introducing more greenery."