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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Floating Piers

Christo and Jeanne-Claude's 2016 installation at Lake Iseo in Italy which was first conceived in 1970. The Floating Piers is a 3 km walkway. The piers are 16 meters wide and 35 cm high. The fabric continues along 2.5 km of pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, which undulate with the movement of the waves. Video by Tyler MacNiven.