Author:
Domus
Published:
September 9, 2016
Categories:
City

Times Square Arts and J. Mayer H. inaugurated XXX Times Square with love, three X-shaped outdoor loungers custom designed for Times Square, each of which can accommodate up to four people who can literally lie back, stare up and send a snapshot of either themselves of the mix of signs and sky above them. Originally inspired by the ‘X’-like intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue that forms Times Square, the loungers are the first specially-commissioned ongoing street furniture for the new Times Square plazas.
Each X ofXXX Times Square with love can accommodate up to four people, serving as an almost-horizontal lounger that allows people to lie down and enjoy a totally different – and more leisurely – perspective than the bustling plazas of Times Square. They can chill with a book from the new Strand book kiosk or, using the hashtag #TSqXXX, they can share their love on social media and tag friends.

Artist Juergen Mayer H. said: “Lying down on XXX allows for a completely different perception of Times Square and its media presence. The view goes vertical while you are broadcast via many of the public webcams of Times Square looking down on you. And besides your new perspective on the skyline, you might want to snap a selfie of yourself relaxing to share your XXX with friends and family”.

Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists and cultural institutions to experiment and engage with one of the world’s most iconic urban places. Through the Square’s electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance’s own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways.

XXX Times Square with love!
Juergen Mayer H. 
Times Square Arts
#TSqXXX
2016

Photos by Rob Kassabian (rob@robkphoto.com) and Marsha Ginsberg (@TSqArts)

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