Angel of the North Sculpture Images. By British artist Anthony Gormley
7 images Created 4 Jun 2008
ngel of the North is a modern sculpture designed by Antony Gormley in 1994, which is located in Gateshead, United Kingdom. As the name suggests, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 66 feet (20 metres) tall, with wings measuring 178 feet (54 metres) across ? 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 said aims to create "a sense of embrace". It stands on a hill, on the southern edge of Low Fell overlooking the A1 road and the A167 road into Tyneside and the East Coast Main Line rail route. It has now come to be considered by some as a landmark for the North East of England and is one of the 12 official 'Icons of England'.