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Angel of the North

Angel of the North is a modern sculpture created by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, England.


As the name suggests, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 20 metres (66 feet) tall, with wings 54 metres (178 feet) — making it wider than the Statue of Liberty's height. The wings themselves are not planar, but are angled 3.5 degrees forward, which Gormley has been quoted as saying was to create "a sense of embrace".[1] It stands on a hill overlooking the A1 road and the A167 road into Tyneside and the East Coast Main Line rail route.

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Taken on September 2, 2007