Huge aerial art floats over US park
Published 05/05/2015 | 10:06
A giant aerial sculpture is floating over a park in the Financial District of US city Boston, bringing a shimmer of spring where snow piles towered just weeks ago.
Dozens of workers closed nearby streets and set to work installing the 600-foot work by artist Janet Echelman on Sunday, using a battery of cranes and scissor lifts.
The orange and magenta netting made of polyethylene rope weighs a ton and is designed to respond fluidly to wind and weather.
It will remain suspended in the Rose Kennedy Greenway between two high-rise buildings until October.
Ms Echelman is based in suburban Brookline, Massachusetts. Her sculpture - which includes more than 100 miles of twine - is inspired by ancient fishing nets.
She has installed similar works in Seattle; Madrid, Amsterdam, Sydney and other cities.