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In 1995, Christo realised his vision of wrapping the Reichstag thereby making residents and visitors to Berlin more aware of its presence and position whilst making the familiar appear foreign. The overall effect was to breathe life into the building with wind creating billowing undulations to the form.
For this immense undertaking, Christo used 100,000 square meters of high-strength polypropylene fabric with an aluminium surface and 8000 meters of blue polypropylene rope. All statues and ornaments were protected by specially constructed cage-like structures that altered the silhouette prior to being covered by twice as much fabric as the surface of the building.
Christo drawings, such as this work, collages, scale models and plans for his projects are meticulously executed and calculated in preparation for each project. It is the sale of these preparatory works and original lithographs that provide the funds for each project.