Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Comes To New York

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Anyone seeking love in New York City might have a shot at finding it in Times Square by looking through a new heart-shaped sculpture designed for matchmaking.

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The magenta sculpture called Match-Maker was created from mirrors and aluminum tubes that work like periscopes. Visitors position themselves around the sculpture at 12 points corresponding with their astrological sign. Upon peering into a tube, the visitor sees the four most “ideal astrological mates,” according to creators Bryan Young and Noah Marciniak from the Brooklyn-based studio Young Projects.

“From many points of view it forms a perfect and iconic heart, from other perspectives it is tangled and perplexing,” the description says. Given how many people visit Times Square, the Young Projects designers indicated that they think Match-Maker could help a million single people find new love.

The sculpture proposal won the Times Square Alliance‘s 2014 Valentine Heart design competition, which has taken place annually over the past six years. Last year’s winner was a heart sculpture made from hurricane-damaged boardwalk planks. Match-Maker will be on display in Times Square starting Monday, Feb. 10 through March 11. Hat tip Inhabitat.

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The skeptical side of me thinks that in all likelihood this ornate heart sculpture will probably pair up giggling tourists who live on opposite sides of the world. But if it can successfully create even one happy commitment, that would be an amazing ‘how we met’ story.

Credit: Young Projects

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