Christo's Mastaba takes shape

Christo Mastaba under construction on the Serpentine x

Pictures show Serpentine artwork getting close to its highest point

A giant stack of barrels designed by the artist Christo is taking shape in Hyde Park.

The 20m high artwork, which is being built on a platform floating on the Serpentine, is called Mastaba after its shape.

More than 7,000 barrels painted red, white, blue and purple are being lifted one by one into place on a steel scaffold by crane and hand.

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