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The B-of-the-Bang under construction

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 3 August 2007 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The B-of-the-Bang under construction in September 2004.

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At 183ft (56m) it is the tallest self-supporting sculpture in the United Kingdom. It was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and erected outside the Sports City stadium built to host the 2002 Commenwealth Games. It is now called the City of Manchester Stadium and is home to Manchester City FC.

The sculpture takes its name from a Linford Christie quotation in which he said that he started his races not merely at the 'bang' of the starting pistol, but at 'The B of the Bang'.

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Prithvi Mandava from Hyderabad, India did u come across my blog??!! Its still not activated!!

3 Aug 2007 2:37pm

@Prithvi Mandava: I probably found it listed at -- I check out the newly listed blogs most days

Polly from Los Angeles, CA, United States

interesting shot. looks almost like a palm tree.

3 Aug 2007 9:32pm

Erik from Hurdegaryp, Netherlands

Aggressive sculpture, very well representing the intentions of the speaker!

17 Aug 2007 6:40pm