Saturday 20 October 2012

Angel of the North

The Angel of the North, designed by Antony Gormley takes price of place on a hill overlooking the A1 and A167 in Low Eighton, Gateshead. It is one of the most viewed and memorable sculptures in the UK. 

The sculpture is made of steel and is 20 metres in height with a wing span measuring 54 metres. The Angel was completed in 1998 and financed with National Lottery funding to the tune of £1 million pounds. The sculpture is mounted in 600 tons of concrete and was transported to the current site from its construction site in Hartlepool.

The Angel of the North is often referred to as the gateway to the north or sometimes locally as the "Gateshead Flasher" due to its outstretched wings appearance resembling that of a man with an outstretched mac.

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