SD7923 : Haslingden Halo

taken 6 years ago, near to Haslingden, Lancashire, Great Britain

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Haslingden Halo
Haslingden Halo
The Halo is a Panopticon (LinkExternal link ) artwork sited in the hills above Haslingen 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 which is to the left of the sculpture in this phoptograph.

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: SD9339 : The Panopticon Above Wycoller, Colourfields in Blackburn(SD6729 : Panopticon-Corporation Park), SD7923 : The Halo at Top o'Slate Haslingden and SD8528 : The Singing Ringing Tree above Burnley.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 March, 2013
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7916 2363 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.5204N 2:19.0317W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7916 2363
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Pennine  Pennines  Steel  Halo  Panopticon  Haslingden  21st Century  Twentyfirst Century  Public Sculpture  Sculpture  Artwork 

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