The Angel of the North, England

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The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture designed by Antony Gormley. It seems destined to become a new symbol for Tyneside and one of the most recognisable landmarks in England. It is one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world. It is reported that every second the structure is seen by more than one person travelling by, that’s over 90,000 people everyday or nearing 34 million each year. It hard to believe but the body weighs in at 100 tonnes, and the two wings weigh in at 50 tonnes each totaling a massive 200 tonnes. It stands over 65 feet, higher than four double-decker buses. Its wingspan stretches 175 feet almost the length of a jumbo jets wings.

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