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 saysand 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.