[THREAD] Recently, we saw the #ArcDeTriomphe wrapped up – an artwork by Christo and Jeanne Claude that seemingly appeared overnight. But covering this immense #monument with fabric was no light matter; how did @VINCIConstruc do it? Here’s how: 😉👇
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The brief: design a strapping system to maintain the heavy fabric covering the #ArcDeTriomphe, making sure not to apply too much pressure; this is where the @VINCIConstruc expertise in prestressing came in. #arcdetriomphewrapped

9:50 AM · Oct 21, 2021

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Step 1 ➡️ supplying two trusses – i.e., two circular cable systems to maintain the fabric from the penultimate floor of the #ArcDeTriomphe. 👇 The small blue device was used to keep the cables taut. @VINCIConstruc
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Step 2 ➡️ complete this system with dividers, used to adjust the cables to the rectangular shape of the #ArcDeTriomple 👇 Voilà – the #arcdetriomphewrapped, Paris (1961-2021) was then ready to be admired!
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