SJ8798 : Bang in the Centre

taken 9 years ago, near to Droylsden, Tameside, Great Britain

Bang in the Centre
Bang in the Centre
A close-up view of the centre of the B of the Bang.
B of the Bang
The B of the Bang was erected in 2004 outside the City of Manchester Stadium (as it was then known), and was designed as a tribute to the 2002 Commonwealth Games being named after British sprinter Linford Christie's famous saying: "I'll be gone by the B of the Bang."

The 184ft (56m) sculpture, designed to look like a fireworks explosion, was made up of 200 solid steel columns. Welders spent several hours securing five of its 82ft (25m) tapered legs to the ground.

The sculpture was blighted by safety concerns and a legal row. One of its 180 steel spikes was dislodged within two weeks of its erection and 22 were subsequently removed.

In February 2009 LinkExternal link it was announced that it was to be taken down after a few months it had completely disappeared.
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SJ8798, 183 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 February, 2009
Category
Sculpture   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 870 983 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9241N 2:11.7875W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 870 984
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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