‘We Were Strangers Once Too' Art Installation in Times Square

The art installation in Times Square consists of 33 metal poles inscribed to represent the national origins and shifting populations of foreign-born New York City residents. The data is based on the 2015 census.

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A visitor to New York's Times Square poses for a photo with the art installation "We Were Strangers Once Too," Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The red and pink heart incorporates 2015 census data. Thirty-three metal poles are inscribed to represent the national origins and shifting populations of foreign-born New York City residents. The installation will be on view until March 5. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Guests and visitors attend Times Square as "We Were Strangers Once Too" opens to public at Times Square, Broadway Plaza on Feb. 7, 2017 in New York City.
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Anca Scridon, of Romania, poses for a photo withe the art installation "We Were Strangers Once Too," Feb. 7, 2017 in New York's Times Square.
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A detail of "We Were Strangers Once Too" is seen with names of countries and the 2015 census data showing the shifting populations of foreign-born NYC residents is seen Feb. 7, 2017, in New York's Times Square.
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A visitor to New York's Times Square takes a photo of the art installation "We Were Strangers Once Too," Feb. 7, 2017.
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Guests and visitors attend Times Square as "We Were Strangers Once Too" opens to public at Times Square, Broadway Plaza on Feb. 7, 2017 in New York City.
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Guests and visitors attend Times Square as "We Were Strangers Once Too" opens to public at Times Square, Broadway Plaza on Feb. 7, 2017 in New York City.
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A visitor to New York's Times Square poses for a photo with the art installation "We Were Strangers Once Too," Feb. 7, 2017.
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