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02_11_Gates_up.JPEGPreparations for tomorrow’s opening of Christo’s Central Park Gates installation are moving at a frantic pace.
Tomorrow morning, beginning at 8:45 a.m., scores of teams of volunteers will pull strings to unfurl — one by one — the 7600 bright orange gates that cover 23 miles throughout Central Park.
People either love or hate the idea. And this morning, a woman running through the park asked me, “Do you know why do they have all these orange things all over the park?” Apparently the news hadn’t reached her planet.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the unfurling, which is expected to take about three hours, according to Gates volunteers.