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Site Specific Installation, Installation

Project timeline

1969 – 1969

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Experimental

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Little Bay
Sydney
Australia

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
June 01st, 2020

Wrapped Coast Change this

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For ten weeks in the October of 1969, 1.5 miles of Australian coastline was wrapped in 92,900 square metres of erosion-control fabric, lashed to the cliffs with 35 miles of polypropylene rope. A team of 15 professional mountain climbers and 110 workers were lead by a retired major from the Army Corps of Engineers worked for four weeks to wrap the coastline. This time the pair had permission from Prince Henry Hospital to undertake the project, although the team were hampered by a storm that ripped off some of the fabric midway through the wrapping process.

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