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Equus Altus

The name of this suspended sculpture is Latin for "high horse," which is exactly what it is. 

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Ahead of its opening in 2013, Trinity Leeds commissioned Scottish artist Andy Scott to make a sculpture as part of its public arts program. 

Scott spent 10 months hand-welding small rectangles into the Cleveland packhorse he created, which results in a shimmering effect when you look at the steel sculpture. He wanted to reflect the wool and textile industries that are at the core of the cities industrial heritage, when pack horses were used to carry cloth and other goods from place to place. 

The name “Equus Altus” literally means high horse, and high up is exactly where you’ll find it: suspended approximately 50 feet up in the air in the atrium of Trinity Leeds shopping center.

Know Before You Go

The statue is situated in the Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre, on Briggate. It does have its own car park, the address being: Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AG


Otherwise, park in any of the city centre car parks and make investigate on foot. 

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