The MartinDuo Visit The Gates In Central Park
Monday, February 21, 2005
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
This view is looking south over the Pond towards the corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue. Ice remains, but the temperature today was 54.
This a view looking north over the Pond at the south east corner of the park. Some ice is left on the water.
Sunday, February 13, 2005
Today, Sunday, we had bright sunshine in Central Park which gave the Gates a different look. There were more shadows and you can see the shadows of the trees on the fabric.
We spent the morning in the Northern part of the Park. Here is a mini-panaroma taken on the Great Hill.
The saffron fabric is rip-stop nylon. It makes a swishy sound when the wind blows the fabric around.
The curtains were made in Germany. The fabric along with the steel and all of the other materials used for the project will be recycled after the art is taken down.
Volunteers were all throughout the park and they were quite knowledgeable as they had all worked on the project for awhile. They were handing out fabric samples so you could feel it without jumping up.
The crowds were a little lighter up by the North Meadow, but it still seemed like a lot of people in the Park.
We talked to several volunteers today from places like Queens, South Orange, NJ, Portland, OR and even Switzerland. This guy is from the East Village and he uses that pole with the tennis ball on it to untangled the fabric when the wind blows it over the top. These are the same poles they used yesterday to unzip and release the curtains, using the hook underneath the ball.
Saturday, February 12, 2005
The gate is unrolling after being freed from its container. A zipper was just opened by someone with a long pole with a hook on the end.