Valentine's Day Sculpture Melts Hearts in Time Square

Ice Heart, sculpture, Times Square, Valentine's Day
The 10-foot-tall, 7,000-pound Ice Heart was installed Friday in Times Square - the heart of New York City - just in time for Valentine's Day weekend. [Credit: Moorhead & Moorhead]

NEW YORK — Visitors to Times Square are loving the 10-foot-tall, 7,000-pound heart-shaped sculpture installed in the center of the chaotic intersection of 46th and Broadway. The Ice Heart is constructed from masonry scaled blocks of ice which are calibrated to absorb and magnify the lights of Times Square, the illuminated heart of New York City.

Selected  from among four finalists by the Art Review Committee of the Times Square Alliance, Ice Heart was designed by architect brothers Robert and Granger Moorhead. It was installed Friday, just in time for Valentine's Day weekend. The architects say that Ice Heart is a celebration of the "temporary nature" of the work, since it will slowly transform as it melts away and eventually disappears completely.

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