Sheffield, South Yorkshire
steel , water
Detail view looking over one of the nine steel balls into the Peace Gardens. Sheffield Town Hall (right). 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.
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Mary Beth McKenna
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Urban renewal -- England -- Sheffield
City squares -- England -- Sheffield
Garden squares -- England -- Sheffield
Sculpture -- England -- Sheffield
Sculpture, British -- 2000-2100
Public art -- England -- Sheffield
Water in landscape architecture