18. Window to the Heart – A Valentine in Times Square

Renderings courtesy of Aranda\Lasch + Marcelo Coelho with Formlabs

This year, the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition will celebrate its 10th anniversary with its winning submission, Window to the Heart, a 12-foot in diameter Fresnel lens sculpture, created by Aranda\Lasch design studio and computation artist Mercelo Coelho. The installation, designed with Formlabs, a 3D printing manufacturer, is described as the world’s largest lens, and will feature a heart-shaped window at its center that visitors can look through, while the reflective surface of the installation captures a magically distorted view of Times Square.
Window to the Heart will be unveiled on February 1st at 11am, at Father Duffy Square between 46th and 47th Streets, at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and will be on view through the month of February.