Hole in the Road, Sheffield
, born 1957
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 1456 x 1725 x 35mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.5415
The Hole in the Road was an iconic Sheffield landmark that continues to have a place in the identity of the city despite being demolished more than 20 years ago. It was a network of underpasses and shops situated under a roundabout at the end of Arundel Gate. Built in the late 1960s, it was considered to be a very modern and innovative design.
Many people in Sheffield have fond memories of the large fish tank, which relieved the boredom of children out shopping with their parents. When roads were redeveloped to accommodate the new Sheffield Supertram in the mid-1990s the rapidly decaying Hole in the Road was demolished and filled in. The Castle Square tramstop occupies the site today.
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