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Newsflash! Christo has another project, Floating Piers, that is to be installed for two weeks in June 2016. The dates are known just yet, but you can watch the website to see when it will be installed.
For 16 days in June 2016, Christo will reimagine Italy’s Lake Iseo. The Floating Piers will consist of 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular dock system of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes floating on the surface of the water.
His Over the River project is still in the works. Here’s an update of the progress to date:
Christo has received the federal, state and local permits necessary to realize Over The River. A small, local group opposed to this temporary work of art is trying to stop the project. This group filed lawsuits against Colorado State Parks in State Court and against the United States Federal Government, Bureau of Land Management in U.S. Federal Court. Neither lawsuit is against Christo. Colorado State Parks won the lawsuit filed in State Court and it was again upheld in the Colorado Court of Appeals. The United States Federal Government, Bureau of Land Management won the U.S. Federal Court case and the opposition is appealing this decision. Christo will identify the exhibition date for Over The River once all legal challenges are successfully resolved.
I definitely want to go see Over the River, but have sent an email out to family members to possibly go to Italy to see this installation next summer! Anyone out there want to go?