terrain work captures the quintessentially new york spirit of spectacle and wonder that the city’s scale-bending urban environment cultivates with ‘broadway bouquet’ — a living, breathing, garden-like installation. the NYC-based landscape architecture studio placed the temporary art piece in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in the world, that of broadway and 24th street in manhattan’s flatiron district, as part of the city’s car-free, earth day event.



terrain work’s public art installation revels in the culture of cut flowers found on countless street corners from manhattan to the outer boroughs and turns it into a larger than life experience where individual trees and shrubs replace cut stems and flowers. approximately 12 meters long (40’ feet) and 2,5 meters high (8’), the portable landscape is turned into a destination for the public that sparks delight and wonder in a space that might otherwise be dedicated to the automobile.



the art piece captures the imagination by illustrating the potential for a car free future and provides a tangible example to the public of what we give up – civic space and public art – when cities are dominated by vehicular traffic. broadway bouquet was made possible through the generous support of NYC DOT, blondie’s tree house, duggal visual solutions and desimone engineers.





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