NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — If you’re looking for an intimate setting to sit and chat in the middle of the Crossroads of the World, then you’re in luck.
Some new creative street furniture is making its debut in Times Square. They’re called “meeting bowls,” 5-foot-tall capsules that seat up to eight people.READ MORE: New York First In The Nation To Launch Federally Approved Homeowner Assistance Fund
The works of art are intended to get passersby to sit, stop and chat with strangers to create “a sense of community in a large city.”
There are three “meeting bowls” on display that will also prompt people to record and share dialogue with smartphones or laptops.
It’s bound to be a moving experience. The structures gently rock as people step in and out.
The “meeting bowls” were created by mmmm, a collaboration of Alberto Alarcón, Emilio Alarcón, Ciro Márquez and Eva Salmerón from Madrid, Spain.READ MORE: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
The “meeting bowls” can be seen and visited at Broadway and 46th Street and will be in Times Square through September 16.
For more information, visit www.timessquarenyc.org.MORE NEWS: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
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