The City Wing - Threadneedle Walk, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.857 W 000° 05.176
30U E 702167 N 5711042
Quick Description: The sculpture, that represents a bird's wing, is located at the south east end of Threadneedle Walk at the junction with Old Broad Street in the City of London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/19/2014 6:11:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMK658
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:

This bronze sculpture is between eight and ten metres tall representing the wing of a bird.

The GMW blog told us, before the unveiling, that:

Saturday saw the final piece of the development of 125 Old Broad Street craned into position, but you’ll not be able to appreciate it just yet, as the protective wrapping will remain in place for a couple of weeks.

The ten-metre-tall bronze sculpture by President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Christopher Le Brun, was commissioned by Hammerson in 2009. It is called ‘The City Wing’ and has been cast by Morris Singer Art Founders, reputedly the oldest fine art foundry in the world. It now stands at the eastern entrance to Threadneedle Walk at its junction with Old Broad Street.

A bit of investigation by our on-site reporter revealed a hint of bronze with white detailing, but for the full glory we will have to be patient.

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The City Wing

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Christopher Le Brun

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: Placed 2nd May 2013

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Threadneedle Walk to the east of the Bank of England

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