fohk:

in his first major public work since the death of his partner jeanne-claude in 2009, christo’s ‘big air package’ is already reported to be both the largest ever inflated frameless envelope and the most expansive indoor sculpture ever created. while the artist typically works at the monumental scale of the city or building, the 90 meter high inflatable boasts a volume of 177,000 cubic meters and uses 20,350 square meters of semitransparent polyester fabric as well as 4,500 meters of rope. despite lacking a skeleton, the 5 ton form fills the interior of a former gas tank, amplifying the ethereal quality of the space with diffused light. christo describes the experience as ‘virtually swimming in light’ as a result of the vast expanses of fabric

fohk:

in his first major public work since the death of his partner jeanne-claude in 2009, christo’s ‘big air package’ is already reported to be both the 
largest ever inflated frameless envelope and the most expansive indoor sculpture ever created. while the artist typically works at the monumental 
scale of the city or building, the 90 meter high inflatable boasts a volume of 177,000 cubic meters and uses 20,350 square meters of semitransparent 
polyester fabric as well as 4,500 meters of rope. despite lacking a skeleton, the 5 ton form fills the interior of a former gas tank, amplifying the ethereal 
quality of the space with diffused light. christo describes the experience as ‘virtually swimming in light’ as a result of the vast expanses of fabric