A flower for a car
‘Broadway Bouquet’ a living, breathing, garden-like installation is designed by NYC-based landscape architecture studio Terrain Work. This art piece is placed in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in the world, Broadway and 24th street in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, as part of the city’s car-free, Earth Day event. From Manhattan to the Outer Borough there is a culture of cut flowers found on countless street corners. This exhibition tries to mimic this common practice into a larger than life experience. Individual trees and shrubs replaced the cut flowers. The installation stands at approximately 12 meters long and 2.5 meters high. The art piece illustrates the potential for a car free future and provides a tangible example to the public of what is sacrificed – civic space and public art – when cities are dominated by vehicular traffic.