Letter: Where is Greater Manchester’s iconic sculpture?

Date published: 22 February 2018

Dear Editor,

On the 20th anniversary of the unveiling of the Angel of the North, where is Greater Manchester’s iconic sculpture?

New York’s Statue of Liberty welcomes the world, Paris has its famous tower, even Blackpool has got one of those, but what symbolises the energy, innovation and creativity of Greater Manchester?

I know Manchester City Council got its fingers burnt with B of the Bang that kept losing its spikes, but that should not put us off.

Greater Manchester is among the most important economic regions in the world - but what single image do we present around the globe? Surely not the cobbles of Coronation Street?

Andy Burnham should launch a competition to design a stunning Greater Manchester sculpture that symbolises our place as the powerhouse of the north., and before the moaners start to gripe, the cost would easily be met from private donations. I will put in the first £100.


Councillor Neil Butterworth

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