Alcester Street : Eyeing the needle

Eight gleaming 6m high needles were fabricated in stainless steel in 3 sections; the eye of the needle being the most time consuming part of the fabrication process because of the number of pieces that had to be welded in place. Each needle was then polished before arriving on site for installation.

The needles were cantilevered at differing angles and each contained an LED light fitting on the lower end of the thread so as to cast a glow onto the paving at night.