NYT: Christo’s Arkansas River Project Engages and Divides

Predictably, says Kirk Johnson in this morning’s New York Times, the arguments about Christo’s controversial plan to cover miles of the Arkansas river in Colorado with fabric can be reduced to whether “Googling Salida” generates more excitement than an evironmental impact plan.

“A final decision will come at a time when attitudes toward faraway economic powers-that-be — whether in government or business, or art for that matter — have shifted in the recession, many people here said. When so much in the world seems broken or bent, people said they feared losing something in the community fabric that still worked.”

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