Skyscraper Tetris

The aesthetic vision and ultimate goal of the Skyscraper Tetris Project was to use gaming technology to bring people of the City of Philadelphia together in a “shared moment of joy and play.” – Frank J Lee

Skyscraper Tetris is an interactive light display designed for the Cira Centre building, a 29 story glass skyscraper in West Philadelphia, as part of Philadelphia Tech Week 2014. The game, played on the North and South sides of the building, was visible all across Philadelphia. It was played by hundreds of participants and viewed by thousands gathered at Eakins Oval, as well as those able to see the lights from other locations in North and South Philadelphia. This event broke Dr. Lee’s previous Guinness World Record for “World’s Largest Architectural Video Game Display” with displays totaling 119,600 square feet.

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NY Times

Discovery Channel

Wall Street Journal

Philadelphia Inquirer

Ars Technica

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