The Gates come down

The Gates, beloved by every single person on the planet unless you are evil and have no soul, are being evicted from Central Park today. The take-down process is expected to go quickly.

“The aluminum is going to become cans of soda,” Jeanne-Claude says—and the fabric will be shredded and turned into carpet padding. Then all that will be left of “The Gates” will be the memories, and the T-shirts, coffee mugs, posters, watches and baseball caps.

Portions of The Gates will also be donated to well-meaning organizations that share in Christo’s vision of uplifting the human spirit.

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