The Angel of The North

The Angel of The NorthThe Angel of the North is a steel sculpture of an angle with outstretched wings that stand 20 meters tall on top of a hill in Tyneside, outside Gateshead, in England, towering over the landscape and dwarfing all those who come to see it. The sculpture has a wingspan of 54 meters – greater than that of a Boeing 757, and has the ability to withstand winds of over 100 mph, thanks to its 200 ton weight. These superlative figures make the Angel of the North Britain’s largest sculpture. Continue reading

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

The worlds Largest Cruise Ship Sails into the UK for the First Time    DesignRulz.comThe £800m Oasis Of The Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship sailed into Southampton in dense fog, welcomed by a crowd of hundreds and helicopters circling overhead. Weighing 225,282 tonnes, the 1,187ft ship is longer than London’s The Shard is tall, and at 208ft wide, larger than the wingspan of a Boeing 747. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship is 40 per cent larger than any other vessel to ever dock in the UK, and has the capacity to house 5,400 passengers and 2,394 crew. The world’s largest cruise ship, Oasis Of The Seas uses 2,350,000 liters of water every day and houses over 10,000 square metres of retail space, 37 bars and over 20 restaurants. Continue reading