Pong on the Cira Centre
Pong on the Cira Center is the first of two interactive light installations designed for the Cira Centre, a 29 story glass skyscraper in West Philadelphia. Played by hundreds of Philadelphians as part of Philadelphia Tech Week 2013, this installation was recognized by Guinness World Records as the “World’s Largest Architectural Video Game Display,” measuring over 59,000 square feet.
“The idea for this project began in 2008 when I was driving East on I-76 in Philadelphia at night, heading towards Center City. Like many nights before, I saw the sparkling lights of the beautiful Cira Centre building. However, this night I saw Tetris shapes rotating and falling on the building’s lights in my mind’s eye. This became my inspiration to make a game out of those lights, in what I call the “World’s Largest Videogame Project.”‘ – Frank J. Lee