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Manchester: 'B of the Bang'.

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Artist: HEATHERWICK Thomas (Lead Architectural Designer)
TitleOfWork: 'B of the Bang'
DateOfWork: 2005
Dimensions: 56m high
Medium: weathering steel (constructed from 180 spikes)
Location: Manchester
Country: UK - England
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: 05~0139
FileSize: 200143
View looking across crossroads between Alan Turing Way and Ashton New Road at 'B of the Bang' and Manchester City Stadium.

There is a lot of visual clutter; lamp-posts, traffic lights, road-signs, information boards, lighting for the sculpture etc. which does impede one's view of the work.

[photographed: 24 January 2005]

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Last updated 24 January 2005