The Floating Piers

Below you will find downloadable, high-resolution photographs by Wolfgang Volz, images of preparatory drawings and collages by Christo, maps and HD video footage for non-commercial editorial press usage in conjunction with The Floating Piers. By using the images, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use.

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Images are arranged in chronological order. For photos of the realized project, scroll down.

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The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)

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

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The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)

Christo The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy) Collage 2014 15 1/4 x 13 7/8" (38.7 x 35.2 cm) Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, technical data, fabric sample and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2014 Christo

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The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)

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

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The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)

Christo The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy) Drawing 2014 65 x 15" and 65 x 42" (165 x 38 cm and 165 x 106.6 cm) Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, topographic map, fabric sample and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2014 Christo

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The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)

Christo The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy) Drawing 2014 in two parts 15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm) Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, hand-drawn map, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, fabric sample and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2014 Christo

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The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)

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

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The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)

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

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The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)

Christo The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy) Drawing 2015 in two parts 65 x 42" and 65 x 15" (165 x 106.6 cm and 165 x 38 cm) Pencil, charcoal, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, map, fabric sample and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2015 Christo

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Christo in his studio working on a preparatory drawing for The Floating Piers, New York, November 2015

Christo in his studio working on a preparatory drawing for The Floating Piers, New York, November 2015 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2015 Christo

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Lake Iseo with the town of Sulzano in the foreground, the island of Monte Isola in the center and the island of San Paolo on the left

Lake Iseo with the town of Sulzano in the foreground, the island of Monte Isola in the center and the island of San Paolo on the left Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Lake Iseo with the town of Sulzano in the foreground, the island of Monte Isola on the right and the island of San Paolo on the left

Lake Iseo with the town of Sulzano in the foreground, the island of Monte Isola on the right and the island of San Paolo on the left Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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The town of Sulzano, Lake Iseo

The town of Sulzano, Lake Iseo Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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The town of Peschiera Maraglio on the island of Monte Isola

The town of Peschiera Maraglio on the island of Monte Isola Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Map indicating the fabric on pedestrian streets in Sulzano

Map indicating the fabric on pedestrian streets in Sulzano

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Map indicating the fabric on pedestrian streets on Monte Isola

Map indicating the fabric on pedestrian streets on Monte Isola

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Assembly manager Frank Seltenheim, operations manager Vladimir Yavachev, Christo and chief engineer Vince Davenport discuss the final steps for a life-size test at Montecolino, Lake Iseo, Italy, October 2015

Assembly manager Frank Seltenheim, operations manager Vladimir Yavachev, Christo and chief engineer Vince Davenport discuss the final steps for a life-size test at Montecolino, Lake Iseo, Italy, October 2015 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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During the life-size test at Montecolino, Christo is obviously delighted as the piers undulate with the movement of the waves, Lake Iseo, October 2015

During the life-size test at Montecolino, Christo is obviously delighted as the piers undulate with the movement of the waves, Lake Iseo, October 2015 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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At the textile manufacturer Setex, 90,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric are produced, Greven, Germany, August 2014

At the textile manufacturer Setex, 90,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric are produced, Greven, Germany, August 2014 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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At geo – die Luftwerker, 75,000 square meters of yellow fabric are sewn into panels, Lübeck, Germany, February 2016

At geo – die Luftwerker, 75,000 square meters of yellow fabric are sewn into panels, Lübeck, Germany, February 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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At a factory in Fondotoce at Lago Magiore, 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes are manufactured over a period of eight months before delivered to the project’s storage in Montecolino, January 2016

At a factory in Fondotoce at Lago Magiore, 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes are manufactured over a period of eight months before delivered to the project’s storage in Montecolino, January 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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At a factory in Fondotoce at Lago Magiore, 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes are manufactured over a period of eight months before delivered to the project’s storage in Montecolino, January 2016

At a factory in Fondotoce at Lago Magiore, 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes are manufactured over a period of eight months before delivered to the project’s storage in Montecolino, January 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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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

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Aerial view of the project’s building yard on the Montecolino peninsula (right) and the temporary storage on Lake Iseo (left), February 2016

Aerial view of the project’s building yard on the Montecolino peninsula (right) and the temporary storage on Lake Iseo (left), February 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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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

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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

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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

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Frames are attached underneath the cubes to the deadweight anchors on the lakebed with rope made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), covered with a polyester protective layer and with a breaking load of 20 metric tons, April 2016

Frames are attached underneath the cubes to the deadweight anchors on the lakebed with rope made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), covered with a polyester protective layer and with a breaking load of 20 metric tons, April 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers push one of the frames underneath a floating element before connecting it with screws, April 2016

Workers push one of the frames underneath a floating element before connecting it with screws, April 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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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

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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

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Vince Davenport, responsible for the felt and fabric installation on the pedestrian streets, director of operations Vladimir Yavachev and Christo at the project’s headquarters in Montecolino, April 2016

Vince Davenport, responsible for the felt and fabric installation on the pedestrian streets, director of operations Vladimir Yavachev and Christo at the project’s headquarters in Montecolino, April 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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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

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Workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the yellow fabric is installed, May 2016

Workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the yellow fabric is installed, May 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the yellow fabric is installed, May 2016

Workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the yellow fabric is installed, May 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the yellow fabric is installed, May 2016

Workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the yellow fabric is installed, May 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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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

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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

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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

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Workers sew together two fabric panels with a portable sewing machine, June 15, 2016

Workers sew together two fabric panels with a portable sewing machine, June 15, 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Workers attach carabiners through grommets in the fabric which is then hooked to a cable under the edge of the floating piers, June 15, 2016

Workers attach carabiners through grommets in the fabric which is then hooked to a cable under the edge of the floating piers, June 15, 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Christo is watching a diver hooking a fabric panel to the side of a floating pier, June 15, 2016

Christo is watching a diver hooking a fabric panel to the side of a floating pier, June 15, 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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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

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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

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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

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The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16

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

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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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The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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