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Situ Studio's 'Heartwalk' Opens in Times Square

Situ Studio's 'Heartwalk' Opens in Times Square
Situ Studio's 'Heartwalk' Opens in Times Square, © Ka-Man Tse, Times Square Alliance
© Ka-Man Tse, Times Square Alliance

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Situ Studio has unveiled the fifth edition of Times Square’s annual Heartwalk installation - a heart-shaped “room within the city” made of salvaged Sandy debris. Inspired by the “collective experience of Hurricane Sandy and the love that binds people together during trying times,” Heartwalk begins as two weathered ribbons of wooden planks that gradually lift to form an illuminated heart enclosure in the middle of Duffy Square. 

People are already falling in love, as you can see Instagram's #heartwalktsq is filling up with images of elated New Yorkers standing within the “heart of New York City”.  

More images after the break...

© Ka-Man Tse, Times Square Alliance
© Ka-Man Tse, Times Square Alliance
© Ka-Man Tse, Times Square Alliance
© Ka-Man Tse, Times Square Alliance
Courtesy of Situ Studio
Courtesy of Situ Studio

Heartwalk will remain on view until March 8th. 

Previous winners of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design include: BIG (2012); Freecell (2011); Moorhead & Moorhead (2010); and Gage / Clemenceau Architects (2009).

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Situ Studio's 'Heartwalk' Opens in Times Square" 13 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/331779/situ-studios-heartwalk-opens-in-times-square/>