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Public art project for Flatiron Building plaza will allow you to chill out on hammocks

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Howard Halle

New Yorkers in search of respite from the hustle and bustle of the city will soon get a chance to lay back and take a load off in the middle of the Flatiron District. It all comes courtesy of LOT Architects, winner of this year’s Flatiron Public Plaza design competition. Chosen from five proposals submitted by as many firms, LOT’s plan—called Flatiron Sky-Line—consists of a series of 10 large arches strung with hammocks in the plaza at the base of the Flatiron Building. Set continuously to form an enclosure, the arches are made of metal tubing, and light up after dark thanks to embedded LED bulbs. Day or night, you'll be able put your feet up and gaze at the high-rise surroundings. The Flatiron Building plaza has hosted a number of outdoor art projects in the past, but none have seemed quite so relaxing. 

LOT, Flatiron Sky-Line
Courtesy Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition


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