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The Gates

The Gates is a land art project by Christo and Jeanne Claude. The artists installed 7,500 metal “gates” along 23 miles of pathways in Central Park in New York City. From each gate hung a flag-shaped piece of saffron-colored fabric. The project is scheduled to run from February 12, 2005 through February 27, 2005.

The project is sometimes referred to as “The Gates, Central Park, New York, 1979-2005” in reference to the time that passed from the artists' initial proposal until they were able to go ahead with it.