- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a giant aerial sculpture.

Workers will install a 600-foot colorful floating work by artist Janet Echelman high above the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston’s Financial District on Sunday.

The shimmering 1-ton fiber sculpture is designed to respond fluidly to the wind and weather. It will remain suspended between high-rise buildings through October.

Organizers say it will take four dozen workers up to 20 hours and a battery of cranes and scissor lifts to install the billowy piece.

Echelman is based in suburban Brookline. Her sculpture - which includes more than 100 miles of twine - is inspired by ancient fishing nets. She has installed similar works in Seattle; Madrid, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Sydney, Australia; and other cities.


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