2012 Times Square Valentine Heart
More people = more love. A BIG red heart pulses with glowing light in a grove of glass rods. A single person can activate the beating heart, but joining hands with others will make the heart beat even faster to create a brightly burning heart.
BIG♥NYC by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with FLATCUT_ and Local Projects conducts the flow of people, air and touch to bring its heart to life. The 10-foot tall glowing sculpture consists of 400 transparent, LED lit, acrylic tubes that form a cube around a suspended red heart. The transparent tubes refract the lights of Times Square, creating a cluster of condensed city lights around the heart. The hovering heart will pulsate faster reflecting the chain of human energy in the heart of Times Square.
- Architects: BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)
- Fabrication: Flatcut
- Interactive Design: Local Projects
- Structural Engineer: Silman Associates
- Lighting: Zumtobel Lighting
In its 4th year, the Times Square Alliance has hosted an annual heart sculpture to celebrate Valentine’s Day, selecting a special architect to design a public art installation in Times Square for all to enjoy through the month of February.