This brand new holiday installation across from the Flatiron Building is a colorful, vibrant series of sculptures that you can walk and climb through!
The winner of the sixth annual “Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition” was just announced (and installed)! It’s called “Ziggy,” and was created by New York-based architecture, art, and design studio Hou de Sousa.
The sculpture is made of rebar painted in a variety of bright colors, along with 27,000 feet of iridescent cord.
Because of its winding frame, you can look up and view all of the landmarks in the Flatiron district —like Madison Square Park, the MetLife Clock Tower and of course, the Flatiron Building — in a much different light (literally!). There are even sections for sitting if you want to take a rest.
The sculpture will be on view from now through January 1, 2020, open to the public daily with weather permitting. Even during the day without the lights, it’s still quite the colorful sight (see below)!
Featured photo: Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership