Angel of the North
The Angel of the North
is a piece of modern sculpture in Gateshead
. As the name suggests it is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 25 metres tall, with wings 65 metres. It stands on a hill overlooking the A1
road into Tyneside
and the East Coast Mainline rail route.
Construction work on the Angel was finished in February 1998. The Angel of the North is now considered a landmark for the North East of England.