In typical New York fashion, everyone either loved it or hated it. Millions of people visited the piece while local news and talk show hosts ridiculed it.
I've seen real torii gates in Japan. Nylon fabric hanging on posts is not nearly as impressive. But I wouldn't have objected had I lived there. It was only for two weeks. If it was permanent, I could understand people going nuts.
Central Park, New York
By Christo and Jeanne-Claude