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    ANTONY Gormley's iconic iron men would be a highlight of Capital of Culture year if a deal can be struck to keep them. more





    We drove up and couldnt find em. Has any one been?
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    OMG, LOL!

    Kev, go to Crosby Marina... it can be reached from there or Burbo Bank.

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    We drove to the marina and couldn't see them, I presume you have to get out of the car and walk?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    We drove to the marina and couldn't see them, I presume you have to get out of the car and walk?!
    Its better if you go to Burbo Bank Kev, thats right by Crosby Lifeboat Station.
    If you go there the car park is right overlooking the statues.
    We went to Crosby Marina but its a good walk and slightly knackering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda
    Its better if you go to Burbo Bank Kev, thats right by Crosby Lifeboat Station.
    If you go there the car park is right overlooking the statues.
    We went to Crosby Marina but its a good walk and slightly knackering.
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    Even Cherie found them Kev !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    We drove to the marina and couldn't see them, I presume you have to get out of the car and walk?!

    Kev you really need to see these things before they go elsewhere,they are worth the effort and yes you have to get out of your car.

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    I wish they could stay. They are being sent to New York.
    Pity they couldn't just leave one or two here for us - there are enough of them. Or couldn't they just make a few more for us to keep

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    They could have bought them for 1.5 million but I think the sefton council haven't opted to because they would have to pay for their upkeep,they reckon they have put 3 million into the local economy so they've already paid for themselves twice over so it seems a bargain to me,I hope they have a change of heart because I'd be sad to see them go.

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    Gormley happy to stop statues from walking.

    ARTIST Antony Gormley would be happy for his iron men to stay permanently at Crosby beach - but only if their long-term future can be guaranteed.

    Last week, the ECHO revealed that discussions were taking place over whether it was feasible to keep the statues either for Capital of Culture year or permanently.

    The installation has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors since it was unveiled last June, and has generated an estimated £3m for the local economy.

    But it is due to be moved to New York in November.

    National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial and the Culture Company have all been involved in talks with South Sefton Development Trust over the artwork's future.


    Antony Gormley is abroad. But a member of his team said for the installation to remain there would have to be "the right kind of commitment and investment on the part of people who make the decisions."


    She added: "He would like the installation to stay if it was possible, but we're very aware of the difficulties there were getting the right authority to have it there temporarily.


    "We'd have to secure the future in terms of conservation and there are many things to talk about to make sure it's safeguarded for posterity."


    Meanwhile Gormley's iron army marches on. But the newest figures are not bound for Crosby.


    Instead, they are waiting to be shipped to Calabria in southern Italy, where they will be among olive trees and on hills in an archaeological park.


    Although the figures, each weighing 650kg, are the same as the 100 statues spread across the Crosby sands, Mr Gormley's studio says the artwork is completely different.


    The statues have been cast at West Bromwich foundry firm Joseph & Jesse Siddons Ltd.


    Managing director Andrew Siddons said: "We got involved nine years ago when we cast 30 of the original statues which are at Crosby, and we've done all 100 of the new figures."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D
    They could have bought them for 1.5 million but I think the sefton council haven't opted to because they would have to pay for their upkeep,they reckon they have put 3 million into the local economy so they've already paid for themselves twice over so it seems a bargain to me,I hope they have a change of heart because I'd be sad to see them go.
    If they kept just one or two, they wouldn't cost too much to maintain surely??
    I know there are meant to be many of the iron men looking out to sea, but I think if we could just keep maybe two of them, they would look just as intriguing. They would be a nice reminder of the originals.

    I will be very sad to see them go.

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    Personally I've got a feeling they'll be kept at crosby myself.

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