Christo’s Over the River project planned for 2014 is getting a mixed reply from local environmental groups. For his large-scale art installation in Bighorn Sheep Canyon near Denver, Christo wants visitors to “float down the river” and “see the sky and canyon walls through translucent, wind-rippled fabric suspended above.”

This will require heavy machinery and 9000 rock anchors to install. That, and giant flapping drapery might dampen “the mood.”

Image: Classic Christo. Not distracting at all.