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161 steel blocks weighing more than 800 kg each and cast at ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products' Dunkirk site have been used to hold down the fabric that currently ensconces the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Steel aids art

‘L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped,’ a temporary art installation in the French capital by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, uses 25 000 square metres of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue and 3000 metres of red rope to completely cover the famous monument.

The 161 ArcelorMittal steel blocks, cast in Dunkirk and distributed by ArcelorMittal Downstream Solutions' Savigny agency in the Greater Paris area, have been placed at the base of the monument to hold down this fabric for the 16-day duration of the exhibition.

On 3 October, at the end of the exhibition, the steel blocks will be removed and will be recycled back into ArcelorMittal’s production processes.

ArcelorMittal is proud to participate, however modestly, in this work of art!

ArcelorMittal Europe Communications