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Release Date: Feb 12, 2013

Design by Situ Studio Includes New York and New Jersey Boardwalk Boards

Salvaged from the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

(New York, N.Y.) -- Heartwalk, this year’s winning Times Square Valentine Heart Design by Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio, will be unveiled on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in Duffy Square.  For Heartwalk, Situ Studio was inspired by the collective experience of Hurricane Sandy and the love that binds people together during trying times. The installation includes boardwalk boards salvaged from the aftermath of Sandy—from the Rockaways, Queens, New York; Long Beach, New York; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Sea Girt, New Jersey. Visitors can enter the installation itself and literally stand in the heart of the world’s greatest city.

The unveiling will include a short speaking program, followed by the opening of the installation.

Over the last five years, the Times Square Alliance has invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square. For the first time in this annual competition, 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.

The sculpture will be free and open to the public until March 10, 2013. Follow at #HeartwalkTSq or #FreeLoveTSq.

Cheerios is the official sponsor of Heartwalk, follow at #cheerioslove. Additional Support has been provided by Arup Acoustics, Renfro Design Group Inc., Two Trees Management, HD MADE, JPR Lighting Group, Electrical Lighting Agencies, and Sawkill Lumber.

Event: Times Square Valentine Heart Design Unveiling
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. Remarks & Installation Unveiling with:

Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance

Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space

Westley Rozen, Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov and Bradley Samuels, Situ Studio

Rachel Knutson, Integrated Communications Planner, General Mills Program followed by interview opportunities with all participants.
Place: Duffy Square, Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets, Times Square.