The transparent tubes refract the lights of Times Square, creating a cluster of lights around the heart. The hovering heart will appears to pulsate as its tubes sway in the wind. When people touch a heart-shaped sensor, the heart glows brighter and beats faster as the energy from their hands is converted into more light. "The heart reflects what Times Square is made of: people and light," states Bjarke Ingels. "The more people, the stronger the light."
Over the last four years, the Times Square Alliance has hosted an annual public art sculpture to celebrate Valentine's Day. This year's 2012 Times Square Valentine is on display at Duffy Square through February 29.