The Angel Of The North

Famous British Landmark


The Angel Of The North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.

It is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres tall, with wings measuring 54 metres across. The wings do not stand straight sideways, but are angled 3.5 degrees forward; Gormley did this to create 'a sense of embrace'.

Work began on the project in 1994 and cost £1,000,000. Most of the project funding was provided by the National Lottery. The Angel was finished 16 February 1998.

Several Maquettes were produced during the development stage of the project. A man-sized model from which the sculpture was created was sold at an auction for £2,000,000 in July 2008.