Christo and Jeanne-Claude erected 7,500 bright orange gates on 23 miles (37 kilometers) of walkways throughout Central Park. Strolling through these colorful structures, you might ask yourself, "Is this art or architecture?"
In their statements to the press, Christo and Jeanne-Claude said that their art installations had elements of many disciplines, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and urban planning. Although not functional like a building or a bridge, the art installations by Christo and Jeanne-Claude were carefully planned before they are constructed. Obtaining permits from government agencies was a necessary part of the process.
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The Central Park Gates: Were they art, architecture... or trash? You tell us!