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Iron Man

1 Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BD, England
+44 121 693 6300
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One of Birmingham's most loved sculptures

An extraordinary art installation set at the perfect angle to enhance the surrounding buildings... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
adrian-the-travelled
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
A bizarre, fantastic structure

The Iron Man is quite bizarre but I think it's a great piece of art. It's positioned at an odd... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Brad P
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Standing almost twenty feet high, this metal sculpture erected in 1993 depicts a stylized human figure bound like a mummy and leaning slightly to one side.
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1 Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BD, England
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

An extraordinary art installation set at the perfect angle to enhance the surrounding buildings. Rusted and rigid, this solid structure also held a serene presence. It was a sad day for Birmingham when the Iron Man was removed in September 2017.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Iron Man is quite bizarre but I think it's a great piece of art. It's positioned at an odd angle and is rusted. It looks like a strange alien object that fell from the sky and was never removed.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

No guesses for who designed this Iron Man especially if you have been to see the Angel of the North. Obviously not as big, it's nice to see but wouldn't go out of my way to find it, but as it is at Victoria Square...there...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I love this statue, specifically because of the chosen location in Victoria Square. It looks wonderful with the backdrop of the old buildings with fabulous architecture. The statue is huge, over 6ft tall I believe and is made of cast iron. Rumour has it that...More

Thank Kelly W
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Antony Gormley's work divides opinion. While some might say that his work is essentially the same concept repeated, coming from Crosby (home to his Another Place with its iron men) I am definitely more of a fan than a hater. You certainly can't miss this...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I feel like if you know your art, you will appreciate it. Anthony Gormley is a wonderful sculptor and to have something made by him in our city, is great - if you ask me. He's made such amazing figures. My favourite of which are...More

Thank Hannah D
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

True it does literally stand out in Victoria Square, still it has definitely made itself at home with enough lovers, haters and controversy! Worth a look since you're bound to visit Victoria Square anyway. What do you think?

Thank Amin A
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is a iron sculpture of a iron roman soldier outside the old post office in Victoria Square. A sculpture by Anthony Gormley which stands at 6m tall. Not much more to say.

Thank Mr-World-Wide-08
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This statue by Gormley (also Angel of the North and others) was donated to the city by TSB Bank, following the relocation of its HQ from London to the centre of Birmingham - in the old Post Office that stands nearby. It caused outrage among...More

1  Thank APR9999
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Its a eye sore in my eyes pointless waste of money.looks filthy .avoid it dont make a point of just visiting itwhen we other attractions better

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