If you ever go to the northeast of England, make sure you ‘ll visit the well known Angel of the North, definitely Britain’s largest sculpture, and maybe the largest angel sculpture in the world. It is a contemporary sculpture designed by Antony Gormley, located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. It is widely recognised as an iconic example of public art and as a symbol of the of the wider northeast of England.
The steel sculpture is 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across.
Due to its exposed location, the sculpture was built to withstand winds of over 100 mph (160 km/h). It and was constructed in three parts; the body weighing 100 tonnes and two wings each weighing 50 tonnes.
Inspired by the Angel of the North, several similar projects have been proposed.