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The 20m high Angel of the North will not now be erected on its Gateshead roadside site until late February - two months behind schedule. Original plans to prefabricate the main body of the 208t structure in six sections have been scrapped in favour of building the entire torso on its back in one operation. Changes will avoid problems matching each section's skin and external ribs, both of which are fabricated to extremely high tolerances, said contractor Hartlepool Steel Fabrication's ...

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