TOWERING over the canal in Rotherham, this is how one of four soaring chimney sculptures will look.
New artists’ impressions of the Onwards and Upwards art project planned for Tinsley have been released by artist Alex Chinneck, including the knotted chimney earmarked for a spot on the Rotherham side of the Sheffield border.
A cracked chimney, two titled towers touching each other and a structure with part appearing to float in mid air will complete the ambitious new artworks.
The mile-long trail of chimneys will lead along the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal and River Don, with a combined height of 152 metres.
The scheme — seen as a long-term successor to the demolished cooling towers known as the Tinsley Towers — has been shortlisted for funding via the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (NCRF) and could cost as much as £4 million depending on the level of cash granted.
The project is also expected to include improved access to the site from different directions and the provision of picnic areas and flexible, outdoor event space, plus a seasonal visitor hub, designed by the artist.
Sheffield City Region’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) selected the project from a shortlist of four, to go forward for consideration by the NCRF.