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Christo walking on The Floating Piers

Christo enjoys his project walking on the piers that connect the islands of San Paolo and Monte Isola.

The Floating Piers

From June 18 to July 3, 2016, Italy’s Lake Iseo was reimagined. The Floating Piers consisted of 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes floating on the surface of the water.

At the headquarters in Montecolino, construction workers assemble the piers, which are produced in 100-meter-long segments.

The outer cubes are filled with water so the piers slope into the lake along the sides.

One by one, workers install the 100 by 16 meter sections to connect the islands of San Paolo and Monte Isola with the city of Sulzano.

One by one, workers install the 100 by 16 meter sections to connect the islands of San Paolo and Monte Isola with the city of Sulzano.