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James Estrin/The New York Times
With flowing fabric the color of a sunrise, "The Gates" was unfurled Saturday
for the start of a 16-day stay on the footpaths in Central Park.

Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped the first piece of saffron-colored fabric to the cheers
of a huge crowd. He was joined by exhibit creators Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Andrea Mohin/The New York Times
The weather was windy and cold as the first fabric dropped from one of the 7,500
16-foot-high gates, creating what the artists billed as
"a visual golden river'' along the park's footpaths.

Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
More than 1 million square feet of fabric was used by the artists.

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
Wayne Hendrickson and his daughter, Rachel, 2, were among the scores of peoplebr> who visited Central Park for the unfurling of "The Gates" on Saturday.

Ting-Li Wang / The New York Times
The city has said "The Gates" could attract tens of thousands of visitors during its 16-day run.

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
The shifting light on Saturday couldn't have been better to show off the effects of the cloth.

James Estrin/The New York Times
There were 7,500 sheets of nylon that had to be released throughout the park.

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, with Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, in the Sheep Meadow on Saturday.

Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
"The Gates" blossomed Saturday at 8:31 a.m., as the artists had planned.

Map of the Gates in Central Park.

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