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Christo’s unrealized final dream to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris has finally come to fruition, more than a year after the artist’s death.

French president Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the monumental project on Thursday, saying, “This is the achievement of a 60-year-old dream, a crazy dream come true.” The project officially opens to the public on September 18.

The installation of the spectacular project, which involved wrapping the famed Paris monument in some 25,000-square-meters of silvery blue polypropylene fabric, and 3,000 meters of recyclable red polypropylene rope, has been underway since July.