Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Wall - 13,000 Oil Barrels, Gasometer, Oberhausen, Germany, 1998-99
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
The Gasometer, one of the largest gas tanks in the world, 360 feet (110 meters) high by 223 feet (68 meters) in diameter, was built in 1928 to store the gas (a by-product of the industrial production of iron ore). Christo and Jeanne-Claude were invited by IBA Emscher Park Organization (founded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1989 to improve the infrastructure of the Ruhrregion), to exhibit in the Gasometer in Oberhausen.