NZ2463 : The DNA Spiral, Times Square

taken 15 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title starting with The DNA in this square
The DNA Spiral, Times Square
The DNA Spiral, Times Square
A 4.5m tall spiral representing the DNA double helix in galvanised steel by Charles Jencks. Commissioned by the International Centre for Life in 2000 whose buildings on the north-west side are shown in the photograph.
International Centre for Life

The International Centre for Life is a symbol of Newcastle University’s pre-eminence in the field of genetic research.

The Ł60million Millennium scheme combines a new block for the University’s Genetics department; a Bioscience Centre with office and laboratory space for private sector bio-technology companies; a visitor attraction designed to inform the public about genetics and the story of DNA; and Times Square, Newcastle’s first new public square for over a century. The architectural design of the complex responds to its context, while creating sufficient coherence and identity to establish a new quarter. ICL is a landmark urban regeneration project that celebrates and revives elements of Newcastle’s past. The architecture and urban planning actively promotes renewal, evolution and development, thereby mirroring the life-giving function of the building.

Terry Farrell and Partners (1996 - 1999): LinkExternal link
Client : Tyne & Wear Development Corporation
Location : Newcastle upon Tyne

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Category: Public artwork
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 243 637 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0561N 1:37.2434W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 243 637
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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