A cyclist looks at the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, wrapped in silver-blue fabric as it was designed by the late artist Christo, in the evening of September 13, 2021.

Work has begun on wrapping the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in silvery-blue fabric as a posthumous tribute to the artist Christo, who had dreamt of the project for decades. Bulgarian-born Christo, a longtime Paris resident, had plans for sheathing the imposing war memorial at the top of the Champs-Elysees while renting an apartment near it in the 1960s