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“The Floating Piers” a giant art installation on Lake Iseo in Italy is letting people walk on water

“The Floating Piers” is a giant art installation by the artist Christo on Lake Iseo in Italy which is enabling people walk on water.

Have an aerial view of “The Floating Piers” here:

So far thousands of tourist have flocked over the installation. The walkway is 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, made up of 220,000 high density polyethylene cubes and is about 3 miles long. The installation is open for the public at large till 3rd of July.

Visitors can experience this work of art by walking on it from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, which is framed by The Floating Piers.

The Floating Piers is absolutely free and accessible 24 hours a day, weather permitting,” said Christo.

For  further details visit The Floating Piers

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Air and Noise Pollution Resistant Urban Treehouse Protecting Residents

Designed by Luciano Pia, Located in Turin, Italy, the facade also features silhouetted metal trees that foster the look and feel of a magnificent tree house.

25 Verde brings plants up off the ground in an attempt to evade Turin’s homogeneous urban scene and integrate life into the facade of the residential building.

There are 150 trees scattered along the outside of the residential building, and they absorb nearly 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide an hour. So, the lush greenery is not only aesthetically pleasing, but its natural absorption helps to eliminate harmful pollutants (such as car exhaust) as well as disruptive outside noise. Its presence also benefits the inside of the building, too. The plants’ full leaves in the spring and summer months mean that they help to block out the harsh sun. When they’re leafless in the winter, however, they bring in much-needed light to warm up the building.

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