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From May 12-20, design lovers of all ages can head to Times Square for the fifth edition of New York’s biggest public design interface: the Design Pavilion! Held annually during NYCxDESIGN—New York City’s design week—the nine-day interactive hub for all things design will make Broadway between W 43rd and W 48th Streets its home. Founded and produced by Ilene Shaw (Shaw + Co Productions) in partnership with the Times Square Alliance, the Design Pavilion will offer engaging installations, pop-up markets, immersive activations, and more across five plazas, as well as produce an enriching schedule of talks on the subjects of design, sustainability, and the future of our cities. In just five years it has exponentially grown from 25,000 visitors to close to 5 million and expects 400,000 visitors daily in 2020. Admission is free and the pavilion is open to all who pass by, encouraging exploration and curiosity about design in so many fresh and innovative forms.