SD7923 : The Halo at Top o'Slate

taken 8 years ago, near to Haslingden, Lancashire, Great Britain

The Halo at Top o'Slate
The Halo at Top o'Slate
The Halo is a Panopticon (Link ) artwork sited in the hills above Haslingden as the centrepiece of a reclaimed landfill site (Top o'Slate) overlooking the town.

Designed by John Kennedy of LandLab, the Halo was the fourth and final Panopticon to be constructed in Lancashire and was launched in September 2007. It is an 18metre-diameter steel lattice structure supported on a tripod five metres above the ground. The core is open at the top, framing views of the sky (SD7923 : The Halo). The steelwork has a natural silver appearance.

Halo is positioned to be clearly visible from the M66 and A56 approach to Pennine Lancashire. A unique feature of this Panopticon is that it is lit after dark and glows a sky-blue colour (SD7923 : Halo at Night), giving the effect of a UFO hovering above the town. The lighting uses low-energy LEDs and is powered by an adjacent wind turbine.

LinkExternal link Haslingden Halo Website

Panopticons (2003 2007) was a unique creative project created by the East Lancashire Environmental Arts Network (ELEAN).

The project was set up to erect a series of 21st-century landmarks, or Panopticons (structures providing a comprehensive view), located across East Lancashire as symbols of the renaissance of the area.

The Panopticons are a unique series of 21st century landmarks, designed to attract visitors into the countryside to enjoy the stunning landscapes and wealth of attractions on offer in Pennine Lancashire. Each Panopticon is situated on a high point site commanding spectacular views, and are all within easy reach of the M65 motorway.

The four structures are: Atom near WycollerSD9339 : The Panopticon Above Wycoller, Colourfields in Blackburn(SD6729 : Colourfields, the Panopticon in Corporation Park), Halo SD7923 : The Halo at Top o'Slate at Haslingden and The Singing Ringing Tree above BurnleySD8528 : The Singing Ringing Tree above Burnley.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7916 2363 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.5204N 2:19.0317W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7915 2367
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Panopticon  Haslingden  Halo  Sculpture  Artwork  Steel  Public Sculpture  Pennine  Pennines  Tripod  Hills 

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