Christo's 'Gates' Open in Central Park
February 10, 2005 Christo and Jeanne-Claude's temporary work of art called "The Gates" will consist of 7,500, 16-foot-high gates along 23 miles of footpaths. Free-hanging saffron-colored fabric panels will be unfurled on Saturday from each gate, coming down 7 feet above ground.
January 28, 2005 Workers are preparing New York's Central Park for an ambitious art project. The artists Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude are planning to install 7,500 gates — free-hanging colored panels — along 23 miles of paths. But they will remain up for only 16 days.