What It’s Like in Heaven? Christo’s New Ethereal German Installation

Mar 22, 2013 4:51PM

Christo’s latest project, an awe-inspiring installation in an industrial relic in Germany, looks more like a captured dirigible than much of the previous fabric-based work he’s created with his late wife Jeanne-Claude. In fact, a balloon-building company was involved in engineering the “Big Air Package,” a towering installation recently constructed in the Gasometer in Oberhausen.

Image: Construction of Christo’s “Big Air Package” at the Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany. February 2013. (By Wolfgang Volz & courtesy Christo)