Floating Piers (Project)
Christo
Floating Piers (Project)
Drawing 2014
Pencil, charcoal and pastel
35.2 x 22.2 cm (13 7/8 x 8 3/4")
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo


Floating Piers (Project)
Christo
Floating Piers (Project)
Drawing 2014
Pencil, charcoal and pastel
8 7/8 x 13 3/4" (22.5 x 34.9 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo


The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, map, fabric sample and tape
17 x 22" (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
Collection Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim, Germany
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo


The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Drawing 2014 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, topographic map, fabric sample and tape
15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Ref. # 1-2014

At the textile company Setex in Greven, Germany, 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric are produced in spring 2015
At the textile company Setex in Greven, Germany, 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric are produced in spring 2015
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


Four different companies in Northern Italy are entrusted to manufacture a total of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes starting in August 2015
Four different companies in Northern Italy are entrusted to manufacture a total of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes starting in August 2015
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2015
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, aerial photograph and fabric sample
11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 21.5 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2015 Christo


The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2015 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, hand-drawn technical data, map, fabric sample and tape
30 1/2 x 26 1/4" and 30 1/2 x 12" (77.5 x 66.7 cm and 77.5 x 30.5 cm
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2015 Christo
Ref. # 9-2015

The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Drawing 2015 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, pastel, enamel paint, topographic map, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz and fabric sample
15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2015 Christo
Ref. # 6-2015

At the headquarters in Montecolino, construction workers assemble the piers, which are produced in 100-meter-long segments and stored outside Montecolino on Lake Iseo, January 2016
At the headquarters in Montecolino, construction workers assemble the piers, which are produced in 100-meter-long segments and stored outside Montecolino on Lake Iseo, January 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


Commercial divers from France are hired to install the underwater anchors at depths up to 90 meters, March 2016
Commercial divers from France are hired to install the underwater anchors at depths up to 90 meters, March 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


A diver connects a rope made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), covered with a polyester protective layer with a breaking load of 20 metric tons, to one of the anchors on the lakebed to keep the piers in place, March 2016
A diver connects a rope made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), covered with a polyester protective layer with a breaking load of 20 metric tons, to one of the anchors on the lakebed to keep the piers in place, March 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


Aerial view of the project’s building yard on the Montecolino peninsula (left) and the parking area for the thirty 100 by 16 meter sections on Lake Iseo (right), April 2016
Aerial view of the project’s building yard on the Montecolino peninsula (left) and the parking area for the thirty 100 by 16 meter sections on Lake Iseo (right), April 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


Workers start to encircle the island of San Paolo with the first floating elements, April 2016
Workers start to encircle the island of San Paolo with the first floating elements, April 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


One by one, workers install the 100 by 16 meter sections to connect the island of San Paolo with the island of Monte Isola, May 2016
One by one, workers install the 100 by 16 meter sections to connect the island of San Paolo with the island of Monte Isola, May 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2016
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, technical map and fabric sample
14 x 11" (35.5 x 28 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Drawing 2016 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, hand-drawn map and fabric sample
15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2016 Christo
Ref. # 10-2016

The felt that will cover the cubes underneath the yellow fabric is transported from Montecolino to San Paolo island by Elimast Helicopter Service, May 2016
The felt that will cover the cubes underneath the yellow fabric is transported from Montecolino to San Paolo island by Elimast Helicopter Service, May 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


From the evening of June 15 to the evening of June 17, teams unfurl 100,000 square meters of shimmering dahlia-yellow fabric on the piers and pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio
From the evening of June 15 to the evening of June 17, teams unfurl 100,000 square meters of shimmering dahlia-yellow fabric on the piers and pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


These four images showing the construction process of The Floating Piers were taken by ESA's Sentinel-2A satellite between April 19 and June 21, 2016
These four images showing the construction process of The Floating Piers were taken by ESA's Sentinel-2A satellite between April 19 and June 21, 2016
Photo: ESA


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2016 Christo


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