VISIT 15 - Thursday, 10 March. Day eleven of dismantling and only a couple of hundred (out of the original 7,532) remain in the southern end of the park. While the park is still beautiful to walk through without them... they certainly added a wonderful spark to winter. Also walking through the park, it was deserted of people - in my walk, probably saw 10 to 15 people max, verses hundreds on early walks.
Stacks and stacks of the steel bases await loading onto the truck. Some of the remaining Gates are in the distance.
Rusted remains of the bolts that held the Gates...
VISIT 14 - Friday, 4 March - Many Gates are still in place... with them disappearing from the northern end of the park first. The thing one notices, is that some fabric panels are missing, some are just wrapped around the poles as the "watchers" are working to untangle anymore.
VISIT 13 - Tuesday, 1 March. Day two of dismantling... mostly in the morning the crews were just working to clear the pathways of 7" of fresh snow, and lite snow was still falling from the winter gray skies. Crossed the park east to west from 100th to 100th. One can see the tracker tailers, dumpters, carts, etc. awaiting the crews to start in this section . . .
VISIT 12 - Monday, 28 February. First day of dismantling of THE GATES, and snow storm on the way... snow started falling about 1pm No signs of removal yet at the southern end of the park. One thing that was evident, was there weren't the people with poles around to untangle the fabric... however the draped drapes added new interest and dimensions to the experience.
VISIT 11 - Wednesday, 23 February. Just four days left for THE GATES... and my last visit while they are officially up. I have totally loved them and the experience of how beautiful Central Park truly is... as have millions of others that one observes wandering in the park. In my book, THREE CHEERS to Christo and Jeanne-Claude!