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Tetris on the side of a skyscraper? Why not, it's the future

What does it look like when one of Philadelphia's most prominent skyscrapers becomes a giant Tetris game board?

It looks awesome, that's what.


Photo by Bradley Maule for PhillySkyline.com.

Last Saturday, organizers for Philly Tech Week temporarily turned the 29-story Cira Centre into a huge game of Tetris. And it wasn't just for looks. Actual people played actual games, with the whole city looking on.

Meanwhile, construction is wrapping up on the DC region's new tallest skyscraper. Just sayin'.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

Dan Malouff is a professional transportation planner for the Arlington County Department of Transportation. He has a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Colorado, and lives a car-free lifestyle in Northwest Washington. His posts are his own opinions and do not represent the views of his employer in any way. He runs the blog BeyondDC and also contributes to the Washington Post Local Opinions blog. 

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With short buildings in DC the game would be over quickly. Maybe on the Washington Monument?

by Andrew on Apr 10, 2014 2:20 pm • linkreport

I'll get excited when I can play candy crush or minion rush on a skyscraper.

Here's Team Coco playing on the Cowboys' screen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAKgWwReh6w

by Jasper on Apr 10, 2014 3:02 pm • linkreport

The International Commerce Center in Hong Kong has a neat light show every night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHlyjxnaZt0

by Tom on Apr 10, 2014 4:25 pm • linkreport

Yea, maybe there's a use for that empty high-rise in Rosslyn after all.

 photo tetris3.gif

by Tom Coumaris on Apr 10, 2014 9:15 pm • linkreport

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