Street Art To Make Times Square Cooler

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Proposed projectArtist Molly Dilworth won the contest to festoon the pedestrian plazas in Times Square as part of the Green Light for Midtown project. Shortly, blocky swirls of blue house paint will flow, symbolizing NASA’s infrared heat data of Manhattan. Dilworth’s “Cool Water, Hot Island” will be reflecting light and cooling lunch-munching tourist masses starting July for 18 months.

Before painting for Bloomberg, Molly Dilworth painted roofs for Google Earth in colorful swatches. Like so:

Images: FastCompany, Molly Dillworth’s Flickr