Monday 16 January 2017

Huge aerial art floats over US park

Published 05/05/2015 | 10:06

A colourful 600-foot sculpture is suspended between high-rise buildings above the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston (AP)
A colourful 600-foot sculpture is suspended between high-rise buildings above the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston (AP)

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.

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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.

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