See Boston's new giant rope sculpture installation

See Boston’s new giant rope sculpture installation

The Artery has some fantastic photos of a giant, colorful new rope sculpture being installed over Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Laced between three skyscrapers, Janet Echelman’s “Untitled” comprises 100 miles of rope, weighs 1 ton and spans nearly half an acre, according to the Greenway Conservancy. Installation required 50 workers, six cranes and nearly a full day.

Though the ropes are apparently 15 times stronger than steel, they’re lightweight, allowing the sculpture to sway and bend to the wind.

“When any one of its elements moves, every other element is affected,” Echelman explains in her artist’s statement. “Monumental in scale and strength yet delicate as lace, it fluidly responds to ever-changing wind and weather… It is a physical manifestation of interconnectedness and strength through resiliency.”

Read more about the sculpture at The Artery or from the Greenway Conservancy.

Robin Lubbock/WBUR. Source: The Artery

Robin Lubbock/WBUR. Source: The Artery

Robin Lubbock/WBUR. Source: The Artery

The public – the public on Instagram, anyways – seems to be enjoying the sculpture:

Totally taken by surprise when I saw this on Sunday. Got a picture today. #greenway #boston

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