There's nothing like laying down in the middle of the most crowded place on Earth, soaking in some fun and wishing you were far, far away from here.

It seems the world is really trying to make Times Square more bearable, but are we really buying it?

The latest addition to Times Square is a set of recliners from XXX TIMES SQUARE WITH LOVE, created by German architect Jürgen Mayer.

The recliners, which will be in an X formation, will allow up to 4 people at a time to recline.

You may be worried about frantic Elmos and Cookie Monsters coming up to you while you're trying to kick back in the middle of Times Square, but don't worry; they're still being corralled into their Designated Activity Zones.

However, that doesn't mean you'll be able to avoid them entirely as you make your way to said recliners.

There'll be a total of three recliners spread out throughout Times Square's general seating area.


Hopefully this won't affect any of Times Squares foot traffic, seeing as how there are now dedicated 'chill zones' for those who aren't hurrying to get out of there anytime soon.

Just remember, laying down in one of these recliners does leave the possibility that one of these costumed characters will break free and badger you until you take a picture with them, but if you're up for taking a risk, the recliners will in place starting August 24th.

[via Time Out] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]