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"Cool Water, Hot Island" on Times Square

2010-07-17 00:56:59 GMT2010-07-17 08:56:59 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Workers spray blue paint on the ground of the Times Square in New York, the U.S., on July 15, 2010. Titled "Cool Water, Hot Island," the public art project focuses on the urban heat-island effect, where cities tend to experience warmer temperatures than rural settings. The proposed design's color paint of striking blues and light hues reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat, improving the look of these popular pedestrian plazas while making them more comfortable places to sit. The colors and patterns evoke water, suggesting a river flowing through the center of Times Square, "cooling" pedestrians here in hot weather. (Xinhua/Wu Kaixiang)

Workers spray blue paint on the ground of the Times Square in New York, the U.S., on July 15, 2010. Titled "Cool Water, Hot Island," the public art project focuses on the urban heat-island effect, where cities tend to experience warmer temperatures than rural settings. The proposed design's color paint of striking blues and light hues reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat, improving the look of these popular pedestrian plazas while making them more comfortable places to sit. The colors and patterns evoke water, suggesting a river flowing through the center of Times Square, "cooling" pedestrians here in hot weather. (Xinhua/Wu Kaixiang)

Workers spray blue paint on the ground of the Times Square in New York, the U.S., on July 15, 2010. Titled "Cool Water, Hot Island," the public art project focuses on the urban heat-island effect, where cities tend to experience warmer temperatures than rural settings. The proposed design's color paint of striking blues and light hues reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat, improving the look of these popular pedestrian plazas while making them more comfortable places to sit. The colors and patterns evoke water, suggesting a river flowing through the center of Times Square, "cooling" pedestrians here in hot weather. (Xinhua/Wu Kaixiang)

Workers spray blue paint on the ground of the Times Square in New York, the U.S., on July 15, 2010. Titled "Cool Water, Hot Island," the public art project focuses on the urban heat-island effect, where cities tend to experience warmer temperatures than rural settings. The proposed design's color paint of striking blues and light hues reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat, improving the look of these popular pedestrian plazas while making them more comfortable places to sit. The colors and patterns evoke water, suggesting a river flowing through the center of Times Square, "cooling" pedestrians here in hot weather.

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