Several hundred square meters of recyclable fabric in bluish silver polypropylene, intended to undulate with the elements, were unrolled on Sunday on one of the sides of the Arc de Triomphe, an operation launching the home stretch of the monument's packaging Parisian.
From September 18 to October 3, the childhood dream of Christo (died in May 2020) and his wife Jeanne-Claude, will be realized: the Arc de Triomphe, 50 m high, will be fully transformed into a gigantic gift package, held by 3,000 meters of red rope.
In 1985, Christo had already packed the Pont-Neuf in Paris, spanning the Seine.
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