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The Floating Piers Enables Walking on the Iseo Lake

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Leyla Güvenç
Leyla Güvenç
22/06/2016
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The Bulgarian artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff started to create the concept around 40 years ago. The Floating Piers are constructed on the Italian Lake Iseo located 100 km east of Milan and 200 km west of Venice. It is 3 km and only 35 cm above the water. To sum up if you want to experience walking on the water, this is the most ideal way!

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For sixteen days and suitable weather conditions the Iseo lake is going to host its visitors with a different concept than ever. The 100-thousand-meter-long shivering fabric used for the construction was produced in Setex, Germany in 2014. The platform is going to move in parallel with the moves of the water.

Christo said about his art the Floating Piers the following: “Like all our other projects, the Floating Piers is going to be free and open to everyone 24/7. No tickets, no opening and no owner, the Floating Piers belong to everyone”.

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The only thing the artist requests from its visitors is that in order to experience the walking on the water, they should first look up for suitable weather conditions and avoid the days with rain and heavy winds.

After sixteen days of exhibition the 3 km long walking way is going to be demounted and the parts of the platform will be used industrially again.

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