The Angel of the North is a sculpture designed by Antony Gormley located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. It stands on a hill on the southern edge of Low Fell which overlooks the A1, south of Team Colliery.
The sculpture is of an angel, made of steel and stands 66ft tall with a huge wing span of 177ft. Because of this wing span, it had to withstand wind speeds of over 100mph. The angel had to be anchored to the base-rock 70ft down, using over 600 tonnes of concrete. It was built using over 200 tonnes of Corten weather resistant steel, its one wing weighing in at 50 tonnes and fabricated by Hartlepool Steel Fabrications Ltd.
The angel was began in 1994 and completed in 1998. The funding of the sculpture was provided by the National Lottery and cost approx £1 million.