The 29-story Cira Centre building in Philadelphia has received a makeover of monstrous proportions for this year's Philly Tech Week. Frank Lee, a professor at Drexel University, designed a building-sized Tetris game. The arcade favorite took over two sides of the structure, of which were in competition to see who could better fit the falling pieces together. Just as in real life, the game was played using joysticks that were integrated to the building's LED lights through 4G. Check out this video to see it in action:
The spectacle kicked off the Tech Week events and was partly created to commemorate the classic game's upcoming 30th anniversary. In a quote to Pix11, Lee says, "Putting Tetris on a building was like making a huge virtual campfire." Much like the larger-than-life Rubik's Cube from Javier Lloret that we covered last December, you'd better be skilled before you try your hand at this very public arcade game. As you can see in the video below, a wrong (or right) move was subject to a massive crowd reaction. Who knew Tetris could be such a group activity?
Via Laughing Squid