Forget the Golden Arches. NYC has golden hearts. A dozen of them, actually, creating a special Valentine celebration in Times Square this month. Heart of Hearts is a huge, street art exhibit of ten-foot-tall golden mirrored hearts fluttering romantically int he Crossroads of the World.
It’s a great spot for a proposal, a selfie, a kiss, or all three, especially the “kissing booths” where couples will find themselves mirrored as an endless reflection.
The hearts go on display Tuesday, Feb. 9th, through Sunday, March 6th, at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets.
Over the last eight years, the Times Square Alliance has invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square. This year’s winning design, Heart of Hearts, is by Collective–LOK.
It’s described officially as “a faceted ring of twelve golden, mirrored hearts, will create an alternative pavilion that reflects and multiplies the pulsating activity of Times Square, creating a kaleidoscopic interior that dissolves the boundaries between viewing and performing. Within the ring, diamond-shaped spaces inside each heart will create six “kissing booths” where couples will find their activities mirrored, allowing both privacy and publicity in the Heart of Hearts. This room within the room of Times Square is the most site-specific Heart installation to date and will be the first time a Valentine Heart will reach 10 feet.”
So now you know. To view other 2016 Times Square Valentine Heart Design finalists, please click here.
And when you visit Times Square, be sure to eat in one of the locally owned non-chain restaurants. Here are some of our favorites