Christo & Jeanne-Claude at a morning meeting


Special signing for the workers


Christo & Jeanne-Claude with Roswitha's team. (Scott's remotely located team never got a visit.)


Signed!


Christo signs Scott's uniform (turned around to get it on the front)


A steel base (~600-800 pounds)


A vertical ready for inserting the horizontal


Levelling plate, alignment jig, vertical


Top of the vertical; the buckets are used for support


The aluminum frame of the horizontal piece will be inserted into the vertical. A cocoon encloses the fabric panel.


Some up, next one ready


And more to do


Ready to lift


Lifting!


Peter and Monica bolt it down while John holds it up.


Mohammed and Tamara give it a final tightening


Is it tight yet?


Inserting the next horizontal - the strap keeps it from pinching


Monica and Mark tighten the top


Reviewing Area 5, Section 4.


A covered base


Mohanned on the crew bus


The Aluminum base


How is it put together?


Going back for more - a long way back.


Behind the Met


Putting them up behind the Met


A big one behind the Met's lunchroom


A frozen day - great for reflections


Don't push it over, Joann!


The furled gates were even more transient than the finished gates


Team 5-4


Team 5-4


Giants


Repetition


Closed Gates had their own beauty


Shadows


behind the Met


Through the trees


Waiting


Johnny and Mark


Which one to pee on next?


Shadows


Last one up


Skyline


A narrow path


Tunnel


Shadows


Opening, and keeping spectators safe


Grabbing the loop was a challenge, especially with wind


Many spectators


another pull


Unrolling!


Opening behind the Met


And another one opens


Roswitha pulls another


Removing the trash


Some open, some closed


reflections


Releasing the fabric panel


Out drops the cardboard tube


The team...


and...the spectators


Out it drops


The team


Watch out!


What is that pole for, Mohammed?


Lunch


A man rich in poles


What are those things for?


Ah, that's what the poles are for - to flip the fabric back


And it was not that easy


contrast


Dancing in the wind


and...in the sunshine


Big ones


Like a fire


The first one opened


by a lake


Contrast


beautiful


Just like Christo's studies


near the mall


contrast


A marching row


Near the mall


Colors and textures


billowing


Beautiful in the rain...


a tunnel


Near the Sheep Meadow


a lone gate


Marching over the bridge


Echoes


Bridge and ducks


near the Plaza


We loved this pond


Reflections in ice


more reflections


A deep saffron tunnel, darkened by the rain


rainy tunnel


wet


the pond


Rain washed out the pleats and made the fabric pucker


Washed-out pleats also made the fabric billowy


Christo said that ehy turn salmon when wet - and they do


salmon


A rosy sunset


shadows at night


lovely at night


White eyebrows


by the basketball courts


a huge ring of 18-footers


cold


nice scarf


a feast of many hues


fresh snow


different highlights


Saffron, not orange(s)!


fire


Heavily creased pleats, to be washed out by the first rain


Darkens where wet


At the Sheep Meadow


Gates glowing at sunset


dusk


In the rain, they made a slithering sound


another tunnel


hugging the road


Not the same


contrast


The Belvedere


breezy


over the bridge


reflections


permanent and temporary


By the ice rink


breezy


a crowd


Flapping in the breeze


they glowed around sunset


fire


a riot


sunset


Echoes


Harlem Meer


a double row


Cherry Hill


a double row


snow


Leftovers of a website?


Harlem Meer


Gates and ducks


a line


reflections


glow


the Conservancy


Family


Wolfgang


A carriage ride was in order


Wht does he think about all this?


A posing posse


Balto


Quack


A nice day for a ride


Night shootin'


Whee!


A hunter sneaking through


Too many things to shoot!


The sisters!


Night


Sunset


Belvedere castle


Moonrise over the Gates


Night


dusk


night


night


on the march


from above


through the trees


near the Sheeps Meadow


See 'em all?


Columbus Circle


Snow!


Belvedere castle