Workers in harnesses spent several days enveloping the 50-metre, 19th century arch in a silvery blue, recyclable plastic curtain, in a tribute to late artist Christo.
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff died of natural causes at his home in New York City, the statement said.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of a dinner event with world leaders in Paris held to mark the World War One Armistice centenary, a White House official says.
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