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Angel of the North: how casting vote led to landmark sculpture

Former councillor recalls how his choice 20 years ago saw the installation of Anthony Gormley’s artwork at Gateshead

Related: How we made The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North, the artwork that helped put Gateshead on the map globally and which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, could have been nothing more than an idea on a sketch pad had it not been for the actions of one councillor.

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