A1 upgrades will have 'heartbreaking' effect on views of Angel of the North, says Gormley

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Sir Antony Gormley insists to Highways England that his sculpture must remain completely in view

Sir Antony Gormley has said he fears that planned improvements to the A1 south of Gateshead will have a “heartbreaking” impact on views of his sculpture the Angel of the North.

A planning report concluded that there would be a “worsening” of the view from the northbound carriageway, although Highways England said steps were being taken to mitigate the impact.

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