The Flatiron Building won’t have the only curves in the neighborhood this holiday season thanks to a new installation called “Flatiron Skyline.”
Designed by architecture firm LOT, “Flatiron Skyline” is the winning proposal in the third annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition presented by Van Alen Institute and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.
The installation will feature white net hammocks hanging from 10 interconnected arches lit with LED lights. Visitors will also be able to share holiday greetings on Facebook Live via a camera mounted to one of the arches.
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“The simplicity of the installation’s design will draw in audiences, and, we expect, produce significant feelings as they stand in one of our country’s most recognizable intersections,” LOT co-founder Leonidas Trampoukis told ArchDaily.com.
“Flatiron Skyline” is set to open Nov. 21 in the North Flatiron Public Plaza at Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street.