The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. Completed in 1998, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres tall, with wings measuring 54 metres across. The wings are angled 3.5 degrees forward to create, according to Gormley, “a sense of embrace”. The angel, like much of Gormley’s other work, is based on a cast of his own body.

It stands on a hill at Low Eighton in Lamesley parish, overlooking the A1 and A167 roads, and the East Coast Main Line rail route, south of the site of Team Collier.

 

Angel Of The North

 

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