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“Rusty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Iron Man

Iron Man
Victoria Sq., Birmingham B1 1BD, England (Ladywood)
44-121-693-6300
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Ranked #180 of 306 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: 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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Rusty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

What more can one say a rusty leaning man in Victoria Square but it has something about it which i can`t put my finger on.

Visited December 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“ugly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

ugly piece of modern art- it is far from beautiful, however it may opinion which can be wrong. Despite of everything it placed in really amazing Victoria square.

Visited February 2013
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“Victoria Square is all the better for having Iron: Man”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Antony Gormley’s sculptures seem to be controversial wherever they are implanted and Iron: Man in Victoria Square, Birmingham is no exception.

With a backdrop of the Town Hall and Council House Iron: Man seems to sit quite comfortably amongst it’s neighbours in my view giving Victoria Square a good blend of old and new with it’s impressive buildings and new sculptures.

Visited January 2013
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“A Metallic Monstrosity!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I am afraid that the only non-negative descriptor I can think of at this present moment in time is 'quirky'! I agree that it will capture tourist interest, but,sincerely hope, that as a nation our artistic skills are not benchmarked on this lopsided chunk of eroding metallic junk.
However, if you can stop smiling, and even ridiculing this effort of a sculpture, and raise your eyes to The Council House, and surrounding square, there are always more pleasing panorama's, whatever the weather!

Visited November 2012
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“AN Ugly Rusting Eyesore”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is very much an individual taste and I dislike the sad looking statue. It reminds me of a rusty hulk of a ship

Visited October 2012
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