What is happening in Hull city centre and what is Blade?

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Jan 2017

A gigantic 'Blade' artwork is being transported into Queen Victoria Square for Hull City of Culture 2017. But what is it and what does it mean?

It will be a sight most people in Hull would not have expected to wake up to. Throughout the night a giant 75-metre-long wind turbine has been transported from the Siemens Factory at Alexandra Dock into the city centre.

It will form a piece of jaw-dropping artwork as part of the City of Culture celebrations and is symbolic of the huge impact Siemens is having on Hull and its economy.

The major commission is the brainchild of artist Nayan Kulkarni who is transforming Queen Victoria Square with his work 'Blade'.

The rotor blade is one of the B75 type which are the world's largest handmade fibreglass components and is one of the first to be made by workers at the Siemens factory in Hull. 

It is the first in a series of major art commissions that will be installed in public spaces round Hull as part of Look Up, a year-long programme for Hull 2017.

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