Friday, May 3, 2013

Surrounded Islands

Surrounded Islands 1983 by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. In 1983, eleven of the islands situated in Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, were surrounded with 6.5 million square feet of floating pink woven polypropylene fabric covering the surface of the water and extending out from each island into the bay.  The public were very happy with the installation. This is a work that you must be present to enjoy it to the fullest. The installation was there for two weeks.  

This are the permits obtained from the following governmental agencies:

The Governor of Florida and the Cabinet
The Dade County Commission
The Department of Environmental Regulation
The City of Miami Commission
The City of North Miami
The Village of Miami Shores
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management

Here is their main website:
Here are some sketches and blueprints:
Here is more personal info about the artists:


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