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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


These four images showing the construction process of The Floating Piers were taken by ESA's Sentinel-2A satellite between April 19 and June 21, 2016
These four images showing the construction process of The Floating Piers were taken by ESA's Sentinel-2A satellite between April 19 and June 21, 2016
Photo: ESA


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