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Angel of the North
The Angel of the North is a piece of modern sculpture by Anthony Gormley, which after several attempts to locate it elsewhere was erected in Gateshead, UK. As the name suggests, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 20 metres tall, with wings 54 metres. It stands on a hill overlooking the A1 road into Tyneside and the East Coast Main Line rail route.
Construction work on the Angel was finished in February 1998. The Angel of the North aroused some controversy locally and in the British newspapers when first erected, but is now considered a landmark for the North East of England.
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