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Central Park: "THE GATES"


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Im not being negative to  them putting art in the park, but in my opinion those gates completely ruined the feel and atmosphere in the park.

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It was only up for a couple of weeks during a time of the year that the park is the least utilized.

Also, for the $21million price tag paid entirely by the artists, the city extimates it received $80million in business from people drawn to the city to see The Gates (in contrast, the city [according to some estimates] lost money on the RNC). The city itself should be recieving in the neighbourhood of $2.5million in additional tax revenues. The materials used in the project are all also going to be recycled, so no complaints there.

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I wasnt aware it came out of the artist pocket.

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Totally. Apparently Christo makes buckets of cash selling off the concept drawings he does. Concept drawings for this one go back decades so they will probably be worth a lot.

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