Photographer's Note

There's a new piece of art in Flatiron Plaza, the small space directly across the street from the famous Flatiron Building. Twenty four yellow, transparent, vinyl screens hang from an open frame. They are different sizes, and each one has at least one hole cut out of it. The installation is called “Happy”, and was designed by Brooklyn-based Studio Cadena. According to the designers, the project is a “warm embrace” for the city during the cold winter months. It will remain in place until early January 2019.

Here I used one of the screens to frame the Met Life Tower. It was built in 1909, in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. The tower was actually modeled after the Campanile in Venice. It has 50 floors, and a clock face on each of its four sides. The Met Life Tower is both a national and city landmark.

The screens were moving constantly due to the high winds, so I tried to hold on to each one while taking my photos. The tilt of the tower is intentional. :-)

In the WS is a view of the entire installation.

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