Christo Does Central Park

Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude debut "The Gates" in Manhattan's Central Park today.

More than 20 years in the making, the large-scale art project consists of 7,500 large saffron cloth panels hanging in 16-foot high door frames.

It will be on display for just 16 days.

The Gates project curves along most of Central Park's 23-mile footpath.

hide caption'The Gates' project curves along most of Central Park's 23-mile footpath.

Robert Smith, NPR

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