Gallery: Aritist Molly Dillworth Creates a Tranquil Oasis in Times Squa...

Just before the start of summer the NYC Department of Transportation called for artists to submit a design for a semi-temporary installation for the newly pedestrianized Times Square. The city received numerous submissions, but it was artist Molly Dillworth’s entry, 'Cool Water, Hot Island,' that grabbed the coveted first prize. Now just a few months later, Dillworth’s aptly-named installation recently received its finishing touches and has since taken its proper place, center stage on Broadway! Depicting painted blue swirls surrounding a sand colored island, her final design has become an incredible gesture embodying the fresh spirit of this newfound escape. Not only does the eye-catching piece give its visitors a chance to breathe easy within one of Manhattan's busiest districts, but it also offers a welcome contrast to the commotion and flashing lights of Times Square. Eager for a chance to get our feet 'wet,' our reporters recently took a dive and snapped some photos of the new urban oasis -- click ahead for an exclusive look at Molly Dilworth's 'Cool Water, Hot Island!'

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  1. 2 Nest Village is an Af... September 3, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    […] design of the parking lot. Located underneath the communal garden, the lot maximizes minimizes the heat island effect and storm water runoff since it’s underground. Having an underground lot also maintains the […]

  2. EZarchitecture August 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Some one bring a beach towel and swimsuits! Here’s a similar project in

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