Macdonald St. Paul's Hotel
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Heart of the city
Foreground: a corner of The Peace Gardens. Background from left to right: Sheffield Town Hall, St Paul's MacDonald Hotel, The WInter Gardens, Novotel, 1 St Paul's Place. The hotel is at 119 Norfolk Street. The space in the middle distance (right) is part of Millennium Square. The artworks are 4 of the 9 metal balls that make up 'Rain' by Colin Rose. Location: Millennium Square (the newly designated space between the Winter Gardens and the Peace Gardens (A-Z p5 4E) Description: 9 polished stainless steel balls of different sizes, each set in a small pool. Water constantly flows over them to create a smooth, faintly rippled, surface. LED lights in the rim of the pools illuminate them at night. The largest ball is 2 metres high. Commission: Sheffield City Council. Part of the 'Heart of the City' regeneration scheme. Funding came from the Millennium Commission. The first sculptures were installed on 25 November 2005 The square was formally opened on Saturday 18 March 2006 by Jan Wilson, Leader of Sheffield City Council. The ceremony was followed by 3 hours of street entertainment including music, theatre, juggling and stilt walkers. Comment: Passers-by seem drawn to these polished spheres - as the image here shows.
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