Heartwalk is the winner of the fifth annual Times Square Valentine’s Day Heart Design Competition that invites emerging architecture and design firms to submit ambitious proposals for a public art installation. Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborated with Design Trust for Public Space, to invite emerging architecture and design firms to submit proposals for consideration.
Heartwalk draws inspiration from the collective experience of Hurricane Sandy. This project was built entirely from wooden planks salvaged from the boardwalks of The Rockaways in Queens; Long Beach, NY; Sea Girt, NJ; and Atlantic City, NJ. After first opening in Times Square in February, Heartwalk is now in DUMBO, Brooklyn at the Pearl Street Triangle from March 11th to May 3rd. Take the walk, share the love and check out your photos in the gallery below.