14. Nova Brightens the Flatiron for the Holidays

The Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition. SOFTlab‘s proposal, Nova, will be unveiled on November 18, and will remain on view through the holidays. This large-scale installation will entail the careful placement of scopes, or viewing cones, arranged to represent a North Star for the Flatiron District. Each scope point to a distinct landmark – The Flatiron Building, Met Life Tower Clock, Empire State Building, and other surrounding landmarks. This is part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer and while you’re there don’t miss the Flatiron Prow architectural exhibit, “Constructing the Razor’s Edge.”