Artist Jeanne-Claude dies; co-created 'The Gates'

NEW YORK (AP) - November 19, 2009

Her family says Jeanne-Claude died Wednesday night at a New York hospital from complications of a brain aneurysm.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he spoke with Christo on Thursday morning and offered condolences on behalf of all New Yorkers.

In February 2005, Christo and Jeanne-Claude constructed more than 7,500 metal gates draped with orange fabric in Central Park. Officials estimated that the project brought in about 4 million visitors and generated $254 million.

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