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Snapshots

  1. Wingspan

    Snapshot Title: Wingspan
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Gateshead Angel of the North
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The wingspan is about the same as a jumbo jet! It is about 20metres high and the sculpture is designed to withstand 100mph winds.



  2. Deep foundations

    Snapshot Title: Deep foundations
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Gateshead Angel of the North
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The mound hides the 20 metre deep concrete piles anchored to solid rock beneath



  3. 'Rusty' ribs

    Snapshot Title: 'Rusty' ribs
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Gateshead Angel of the North
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    It is made of weather resistant Cor-ten steel plus a little bit of copper, which forms a patina on the surface that mellows with age.