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The Solar Pyramid is a proposed sculpture in Poolsbrook Country Park , 8 miles south of Sheffield. When it is completed it will take the form of a 45 metre tall sundial, making it the world's largest artwork (according to its creators - although see B_of_the_Bang) and over twice as tall as Angel of the North. It will be visible from the M1 motorway to thousands of travellers every day.
Designed by Matlock based artists Richard Lester Swain and Adam Walkden, and supported by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, this timepiece will incorporate three blades coated in reflective steel which lean towards each other at precise angles to measure and display the movement of the Earth and Sun. New solar panel technology will provide the energy to run a precise clock buried beneath the sculpture.
Construction on site began in 2004.
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