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Arc de Triomphe in Paris wrapped as art installation

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The entire Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees in Paris is to stay wrapped in fabric for two weeks, an art installation conceived by the late artist Christo and inaugurated on Thursday by French President Emmanuel Macron.

The 50-meter high, 45-meter long and 22-meter wide monument built by Napoleon, is now wrapped head to toe in 25,000 square metres of recyclable silvery-blue fabric and 3,000 meters of red rope.

Workers put the finishing touches on the wrapped Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, on Sept. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Workers put the finishing touches on the wrapped Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, on Sept. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

People walk past the wrapped Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, on Sept. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

The wrapped Arc de Triomphe is seen reflected in a woman

Published : September 19, 2021