I ♥ SY
Taken with my cameraphone on the train from Rotherham to Sheffield.
For anyone who isn’t aware – These cooling towers stand by the M1 and for a lot of people signify the entry in to Sheffield, in a way that crossing the Tyne does for people from Newcastle. Its frequently referred to as our Angel of The North.
The rain is ubiquitous aswell.
I fully expect this to be removed from The Angels of The North pool - but hope that it will briefly bring it to a larger audience...
Please take the time to vote for it in the Unsung Landmarks feature, linked to below. It might just help to stop it from being demolished, and turned in to Public Art instead.
Sheffield has a better loved, unobvious landmark, in that of the Tinsley Viaduct cooling towers. While long since decommissioned they are often touted as being "the gateway to Sheffield" and are, to some extent, visually pleasing to boot. Sadly, I believe plans are afoot to knock them down. I think on that day, the majority of Sheffielders will feel a little sadder as they pass the site. While I have moved away from Sheffield for the time being, I never quite feel like I'm home until I see those cooling towers, and I don't think I'm alone in that feeling either.
Rob G, Sheffield
Jodrell Bank and The Tees Transporter are way out in front anyway.
The story about regeneration and demolition on BBC News.
The Tinsley Viaduct on Wikipedia
The Tinsley Viaduct on The BBC’s Unsung Landmarks feature. Vote here.