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Times Square’s New Heart Formed with Salvaged Hurricane Sandy Debris

A sweet yet meaningful new art installation was recently unveiled in Times Square. Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio created Heartwalk, a heart-shaped enclosure made from boardwalk boards salvaged from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Collected both from New York and New Jersey, the boards form a slatted construction that lifts from the ground and is illuminated from within. Visitors are encouraged to enter the installation and literally stand in the heart of the city.

Situ Studio took inspiration from the collective experience of Hurricane Sandy and the love that binds people together during difficult and trying times.

This is the fifth year that the Time Square Alliance has put out a call to architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation celebrating Valentine's Day in Times Square. Remember last year's BIG beating heart? Heartwalk will remain on view until March 8, 2013. If you happen to visit, make sure to snap a photo on Instagram and use the harshtag #hearwalktsq. You could be featured in their online gallery!

Heartwalk website

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