Its not often i get this far north up the country but everytime i pass this iconic structure its either raining, windy or just too damn cold. This beautiful morning i was greeted by her with open arms....This is the Angel Of The North, England
The sculpture itself was created offsite, using Corten weather resistant steel, at Hartlepool Steel Fabrications Ltd in three parts – with the body weighing 100 tonnes and two wings weighing 50 tonnes each
Due to its exposed location, the sculpture has to withstand winds of over 100 mph . Thus, 600 metric tonnes of concrete were used to create foundations
As the name suggests, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 66 feet (20 m) tall, with wings measuring 178 feet (54 m) 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 has said aims to create a sense of embrace.