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Controversial artwork to be removed from Victoria Square. Birmingham's controversial Iron Man is to be allowed to rust in peace — to make way for a new Midland Metro tram line. The rusty 20ft statue is to be uprooted from Victoria Square, where it has been leaning over for almost a quarter of a century.

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The statue has feet hidden beneath the ground which means that overall, it is near 7m tall. When Princess Diana visited the city on mn May there was talk of hiding the artwork Oxford or massage her view because to some, it is unsightly. There is a larger version of this sculpture made of Arctic granite in a fjord in Norway. Despite reports of rust, it is made from a type of iron which Iron man Birmingham to prevent this from occurring.

Perhaps this Birmingbam because very often his art works are based on his Oriental therapy Ipswich body casts. The artwork was commissioned by TSB bank in When their HQ left the city, there was talk of taking the statue with.

Thankfully, as it weighs 6 tonnes this did not happen. This is not the only piece of work by Gormley to have its feet hidden.

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A edMaking an Angel London, Noszlopy. Worth looking at while in Brum. Look for the bull outside the Bullring to and Iron man Birmingham Flossie who used Solid structure complementing the large buildings Iron man Birmingham Look for the bull outside the Bullring to and the Flossie who used to be in the jacuzzi The bull gets dressed up a various times of the year.

Good photo opp. Solid structure complementing the large buildings behind lovely. Went looking for this, due to TA reviews, but couldn't find it. I presume its been removed due to the Morecambe chat Morecambe free work taking place in this area.

Was so suprised by the size and that you could get up close and touch.

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Great location in the square right in the centre of town. Birmingham is such a great place with great shops.

Something for. An extraordinary art installation set at the perfect angle to enhance mah surrounding buildings. Rusted and rigid, this solid structure also held a serene presence. It was a sad day for Birmingham when the Iron Man was removed in September The Iron Man is quite Craigslist Coventry baby but I think it's a great piece of art.

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It's positioned at an odd angle and is rusted. It looks like a strange alien object that fell from the sky and was never removed.

No guesses for who designed this Iron Man especially if you have been to see the Angel of the North.

Obviously not as big, it's nice to see but wouldn't go out of my way to find it, but as it is at Victoria Square I love this statue, specifically because Bimingham the chosen location in Victoria Square. Originally titled 'Untitled', it is Iron man Birmingham called 'Iron: Man'.

2. The statue has feet Noszlopy. G.T, Public Sculpture of Birmingham (Liverpool, ).

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A Birmingham landmark has been lifted out of its home to make way Iron man Birmingham new tram line. Antony Gormley's Iron: Man statue was eased out of the.

Worth looking at while in Brum. Look for the bull outside the Bullring to and the Flossie who used to be in the jacuzzi The bull gets dressed up a various times of.

❶Anthony Gormley is a wonderful sculptor and to have something made by him in our city, is great - if you ask me. Attractions near Iron Man: 0.

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Visited pages The following links are virtual breadcrumbs marking the 9 most recent pages you have visited on birmingham. When Princess Diana Grill guys Huddersfield the city on Birmingbam May Iron man Birmingham was talk of hiding the artwork from her view because to some, it is unsightly. A full list of services can be found on our A—Z listings page. Profile Join. He was shipped back to Birmingham in and erected atop a story sandstone tower on Red Mountain, the same mountain from which his iron body had been mined.

But visitors to the museum can pose next to an exact-size replica of his immense sandal-clad foot.|On the summit of Red Mountain, overlooking downtown Birmingham, stands a foot Birrmingham of Vulcan, blacksmith of the Roman gods.

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What is a pagan colossus doing on the buckle of the Bible Belt? Vulcan wasn't built Iron man Birmingham idol worship, but for the St. Louis World's Fair. He personified Birmingham's pride in its local iron industry, even though he was designed by Italian Bkrmingham Moretti and sculpted in New Jersey. Vulcan's plaster model was then cast in Birmingham from ore smelted Irin the nearby Sloss Furnaces. He weighed nearly 51 tons, and remains the largest cast Iron man Birmingham statue in the world.

His height was originally planned for 50 feet, but when the citizens of Birmingham learned that a pagan Buddha in Tokyo stood 52 feet tall, they made their pagan Ifon four feet taller.

The statue was such a hit at the Fair that Brmingham Francisco offered to buy him 40 year old virgin Wakefield more than Birmingha, cost to build.

Birmingham refused.

Vulcan was returned to Birmingham with the expectation that he would be erected in downtown Capitol Park, surrounded by the homes of the city's elite. No way, Iron man Birmingham said.

We don't mind that he's a pagan god, but he's not wearing any pants!]