Putting the Paint to the Pavement in Times Square

"Cool Water, Hot Island" Public Art Project Adorns Pedestrian Plaza at Broadway and 42nd Street

Friday, July 09, 2010

Pedestrians in Times Square stopped to watch this morning as workers sprayed bright blue paint across the streets. It's the beginning of a public art project in the five pedestrian plazas on Broadway between 42nd and 47th streets.


The Department of Transportation sponsored a contest earlier this spring for a new design for the plazas.

Brooklyn designer and artist Molly Dilworth won the competition. She was glad to see progress after rain delays yesterday and this morning

"It's really exciting we got back to work. It feels good to get moving and see some more paint on the ground we're hoping to move to a second color today."

Dilworth's design, called "Cool Water, Hot Island" lays out flowing lines in different shades of blue and white that reflect sunlight and deflect heat from the pavement.

The swirling design is temporary while the DOT finalizes a plan for a permanent re-design plan in Times Square.




Amy Pearl
Artist/designer Molly Dilworth checks the weather in Times Square where painting is going on between rain showers on her "Cool Water, Hot Island" project
Amy Pearl
Lines and numbers mark the surface of Broadway in Times Square where painting has begun on "Cool Water, Hot Island"
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Artist/designer Molly Dilworth watches as Gillie Etnel spread paint inside the lines on Broadway in Times Square. Roy Jones looks on.
Amy Pearl
Roy Jones and artist/designer Molly Dilworth, check the plans for her public art project in Times Square.


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Comments [2]

Benjamin from Queens Village, N.Y.

I wish I can use the illustration/photoshop programs to make some pavements of Times Square when I get a laptop. I learned about the pavements that were set up in a video game or in a movie or animation in the animation station for 2 weeks on Sat, Nov. 13 and 20. I hope I can try.

Nov. 28 2010 04:47 PM
Sara and Rod Fielder

Please show lots of pictures as it is in progress and is completed. We want to know about such events even if we can't get there to see it.

Sep. 25 2010 12:19 AM

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