Formlabs is Bringing the World’s Largest Lens to NYC's Times Square

 - Nov 16, 2017
References: formlabs & 3dprint
In the present moment, the world's largest lens can be found in a lighthouse in Hawaii, but Formlabs has plans to change this with an installation that's coming soon to Times Square in New York City.

For Valentine's Day, Formlabs will be introducing a large-scale Fresnel lens made of 3D-printed bricks called 'Window to the Heart' as part of the 2018 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition. Once set up in the space, Window to the Heart will distort and optically bend the many lights that shine in Times Square.

As well as serving as a fun and interactive art installation that touches on the age of smartphones, cameras and lenses, the structure will also show off the latest advancements in 3D printing technology, as the lens is made from Formlabs' ultra-smooth Clear Resin.