Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is honored to be the structural design engineer for Heart of Hearts, the 2016 Times Square Valentine Heart. Exemplifying the true meaning of “connection,” the sculpture is only secure when all the parts are working together.
Working with Collective–LOK, SGH worked from conceptual design of material selection through to detailed connection design — all while ensuring the vision of this unique structure is achieved. Although each of the installation’s tripods is secure on its own when isolated from the elements, only the complete connected ring is secure overall against wind forces, enforcing the analogy that we are better together.
Learn more about the Heart of Hearts.