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“Surrounded Islands” by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

"Surrounded Islands" by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Artist: Christo and Jean-Claude
Title: Surrounded Islands
Location: Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida
Year: 1983

On May 7, 1983, the installation of Surrounded Islands was completed in Biscayne Bay, between the city of Miami, North Miami, the Village of Miami Shores and Miami Beach. Eleven of the islands situated in the area of Bakers Haulover Cut, Broad Causeway, 79th Street Causeway, Julia Tuttle Causeway, and Venetian Causeway were surrounded with 603,870 square meters (6.5 million square feet) of floating pink woven polypropylene fabric covering the surface of the water and extending out 61 meters (200 feet) from each island into the bay. The fabric was sewn into 79 patterns to follow the contours of the eleven islands…
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