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Photos: An Aerial Sculpture Over Boston's Greenway

Construction crews raise Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture over Boston's Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Construction crews raise Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture over Boston's Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

This weekend a shimmering urban sculpture rose over the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.

Construction crews started raising the sculpture, by local artist Janet Echelman, early Sunday. It will remain suspended over the Greenway, near the InterContinental Hotel, through early October.

Read Andrea Shea's full story on the sculpture here.

Early on Sunday morning, construction cranes started raising Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture over the Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Early on Sunday morning, construction cranes started raising Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture over the Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Engineers guided the netting of Echelman's sculpture up into the air, ensuring it didn't snag on trees as it rose. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Engineers guided the netting of Echelman's sculpture up into the air, ensuring it didn't snag on trees as it rose. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Cranes steadily hoisted Echelman's sculpture over the trees on Boston's Greenway, in front of the InterContinental Hotel. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Cranes steadily hoisted Echelman's sculpture over the trees on Boston's Greenway, in front of the InterContinental Hotel. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction workers watched from an elevated platform as Echelman's sculpture took shape. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction workers watched from an elevated platform as Echelman's sculpture took shape. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A construction crew tightened cables at one of the anchor points for the sculpture. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A construction crew tightened cables at one of the anchor points for the sculpture. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Looking up through one on the openings in Echelman's sculpture. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Looking up through one on the openings in Echelman's sculpture. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Echelman's aerial sculpture as seen from the 28th floor of International Place. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Echelman's aerial sculpture as seen from the 28th floor of International Place. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Echelman's sculpture shimmers in the breeze over The Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Echelman's sculpture shimmers in the breeze over The Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Local artist Janet Echelman stands in The Greenway beneath her sculpture. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Local artist Janet Echelman stands in The Greenway beneath her sculpture. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture suspended above the the Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture suspended above the the Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Software engineer Rick Rundell takes a photo of the aerial sculpture suspended above him on the Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Software engineer Rick Rundell takes a photo of the aerial sculpture suspended above him on the Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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