B of the Bang :: Shared Description

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.
by Gerald England
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SJ8798 : B of the Bang Sign by Gerald England
SJ8798 : Bang goes the Bang by Gerald England
SJ8798 : Ashton New Road by Gerald England
SJ8798 : Awaiting Demolition by Gerald England
SJ8798 : B of the Bang by Gerald England
SJ8798 : The ill-fated B of the Bang by Keith Edkins
SJ8798 : B of the Bang by Gerald England
SJ8798 : The B of the Bang! by Keith Williamson
SJ8798 : Bang in the Centre by Gerald England
SJ8798 : Dismantling a Landmark by Gerald England
SJ8798 : B of the Bang Demolition by Gerald England
SJ8798 : B of the Bang by Gerald England
SJ8798 : Going Going Bang by Gerald England
SJ8798 : End of the Bang by Gerald England
SJ8798 : Floodlights at the B of the Bang by Gerald England


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Created: Tue, 10 Mar 2015, Updated: Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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