In 1970, artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude (partners in both art and life) had an incredible idea: They wanted to create a network of bold passageways, creating an immersive installation experience for all to enjoy. The only problem was, they had no idea where to do it. They debated a 2,000 meter long pier in Argentina, as well as a 150-meter fabric covered pier in Tokyo. Finally, they arrived at the concept that came to fruition, and this year, their “The Floating Piers” installation was born in Italy. Sadly, Jeanne-Claude passed away in 2009 and wasn’t ever able to see the fruits of their labor. However, Christo made sure this amazing work came to life, and now it’s on exhibition for just 16 days in the lakes of northern Italy. It’s fascinating to see the process unfold (literally), and breathtaking to behold once it’s complete. See the photos of “The Floating Piers” below.