Match-Making in Times Square


Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but the Times Square Alliance wants to keep that loving feeling in the air for a bit longer. The winning 2014 Valentine Heart, ‘Match-Maker’ was designed by Brooklyn-based studio, Young Projects in collaboration with Kammetal. This is the sixth year that the Times Square Alliance has held the competition, inviting architecture and design firms to submit proposals for an art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square’s Duffy Square.

Here’s how the winning design works to help you discover your best matches: the Match-Maker is a heart-shaped sculpture encircled by zodiac sign standing platforms. So depending on your zodiac sign, you stand at a certain viewing point around the heart and look through the red, interwoven periscopes to get a peek at your four ideal astrological matches. So, if you’re looking for love, you’ll lay eyes on a new potential love match who just happen to be in the same place at the same time. And for those of you who have already found your match in life, you may get a nice astrological confirmation that you are indeed, meant for each other.

One thing we love about the sculpture’s design is that your vantage point dictates its appearance. From some angles it looks like a perfect red heart; from others it’s just a tangled and confusing mess. Sounds a lot like love to us…

This installation will be up until March 11th, giving you plenty of time to make a love connection!

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