Cool Water, Hot Island
- Initial proposed images of Cool Water, Hot Island - the winning submission for the reNEWable Times Square Design Competition.
The five block, 50,000 square foot painting covering the surface of Broadway from 47th to 42nd Streets in Times Square will be installed in July and remain for 18 months.
The color palette of cool swirling blues alludes to the historical geography of midtown, especially the Great Kill stream that once flowed near contemporary Times Square. The cool colors were chosen to make the plazas more calm and comfortable for pedestrians, and to contrast with the reds and yellows of the neon billboards.