UPDATE: NYC The Blog reports that, in a heartwarming display, a man proposed to his girlfriend in front of the ice heart Saturday night.
Presenting a ring box, opening it..."Will you marry me?" She squealed. -"Yes." Then everyone around them started clapping and congratulating them, myself included. He did not place the ring on her finger until he was back on his feet, and that took a while since her hands were shaking from the cold."
Read more at NYC The Blog.
NEW YORK (Associated Press) - It's a heartwarming display of 7,000 pounds of ice in the heart of New York City.
A heart-shaped ice sculpture was completed in Times Square on Friday, just in time for Valentine's Day weekend.
Designed by architect brothers Robert and Granger Moorhead, the blocks of ice are calibrated to absorb and magnify the lights of the illuminated chaos of Times Square.
The architects say on their Web site that the work is expected to slowly melt away in a celebration of the installation's "temporary nature."
Ice sculptors Takeo and Shintaro Okamoto helped construct the heart from masonry-scaled blocks of ice.
Pictures of the work can be viewed online at http://www.theiceheart.com