DENVER Construction of the artist Christos proposed Over the River project in Colorado is on hold pending legal challenges, but Christo says his team is doing other work so he can one day suspend nearly six miles worth of fabric in sections over the Arkansas River.
Christo said Wednesday that nearby railroad tracks are being cleared along the projects route and work is beginning to mitigate impacts to bighorn sheep. He also has a forthcoming exhibit in Germany of a 295-foot air-filled fabric bubble that will help raise funds for Over the River.
Opponents contend Over the River poses environmental, safety and economic hazards.
Christo was in Denver on Wednesday for an exhibit at Metropolitan State University of Denvers Center for Visual Art of two sketches he donated to Colorado.