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#LOVETRUMPSHATE- Times Square Valentine Sculpture dedicated to Immigrants

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Each year, I look forward to the interactive Valentine’s sculpture in Times Square- which is unveiled today. This year’s winner of the annual Valentine Heart Design Competition, The Office for Creative Research, brings a timely sculpture that uses Valentine’s Day as a way to thank the immigrants who have helped shape New York City. Data from the 2015 American Census Survey takes on a sculptural form in 33 metal poles, inscribed and hued to represent the national origins and populations of foreign-born NYC residents. As visitors travel around the sculpture to a designated observation point, their perspective shifts until the individual color blocks of red and pink resolve into an iconic heart. LOVE TRUMPS HATE!
We Were Strangers Once Too
Duffy Square (at 46th Street & 7th Avenue)
Tuesday, February 7- Saturday, March 5

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