Christo’s Over The River Now Planned For 2015

DENVER (AP) — The artist Christo is pushing back the time frame for his Over the River project, which would involve suspending 5.9 miles worth of silvery, translucent fabric over specific sections of a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River in Colorado.

His team said Tuesday the exhibition date is now planned for August 2015 instead of 2014.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management last year issued a record of decision allowing Christo to move forward with his project, but he still needs a few local approvals. Christo’s team says it’s shifting the exhibition date because the BLM decision was issued several months later than expected, and they want to give the public more time to review detailed plans for installing the project.

The installation will unfold over a period of two years.

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  1. gyrogearloose says:

    In a poll by the Canon City Daily Record on 2/9/12, 82% of respondents disapproved of Christo’s ‘Over The River’ project. In a similar previous poll by the Colorado Springs Gazette in July 2010, 67% disapproved.

    The debate about Christo is not about ‘art’ per se, but is in fact about whether an egomaniacal individual with deep pockets should be allowed to do as he pleases on public lands despite the overwhelming objection of the people who live near and use those lands, and of the Colorado public in general.

    Christo’s project has proceeded, not because it is inherently good, but because he has a sophisticated and well financed public relations machine that has lobbied our politicians, business community, and media so as to promote OTR over the objections of the public. That Christo’s money should buy power and influence, and therefore trump the will of the people, is exactly the same problem that we currently have in Washington, and it needs to end.

  2. De K. says:

    WHY ON EARTH, WOULD SOMETHING LIKE THIS EVEN BE CONSIDERED, LET ALONE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN? WHAT WILL MAKE THE BIG DIFFERENCE IN 1015???????

  3. De K. says:

    OOPS! MEAN’T 2015??????

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