A flower for a car

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‘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.

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