Archinect - News 2015-10-10T05:13:49-04:00 33-story endangered species picture show Julia Ingalls 2015-08-06T19:02:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:31:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to the New York Times, the event cost around $1 million to produce and involved 40 stacked 20,000-lumen projectors on the roof of a building on West 31st Street that beamed 5K resolution video onto a space covering 33 floors &mdash; roughly 375 feet high and 186 feet wide.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Empire State Building took a breather from being an icon last Saturday, and instead became the canvas for a series of projected images of endangered species and other trippy imagery. The event was part of "Projecting Change," an awareness-raising project thought up by noted National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos. The remarkable clarity and size of the images is due to the artistry of design firm Obscura Digital, who captivated a city of people used to being too sophisticated to unguardedly stare up in wonder. No word yet on the reaction of those city dwellers who, unaware of the show while occupying a penthouse and a questionable state of mind, looked out the window and saw giant animals gazing back at them.</p> One World Trade Center to become NYC's tallest! Alexander Walter 2012-04-30T13:28:00-04:00 >2012-05-01T23:19:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than a decade after a terrorist attack brought down New York's twin towers, their under-construction replacement will become the city's tallest building on Monday. The placement of a column of the 100th floor will bring the colossal new steel structure of One World Trade Center tower to a height of 1,271 feet &ndash; surpassing the frame of the Empire State Building, which is currently New York's tallest skyscraper, by 21 feet.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Wanna buy the Empire State Building? Really. Alexander Walter 2012-02-15T12:50:00-05:00 >2012-02-16T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Forget Facebook, I've got a whole new IPO for you. The owners of the Empire State Building filed papers to go public this week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification MikeChino 2011-09-14T13:44:58-04:00 >2011-09-14T14:23:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s official &mdash; the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification. Thanks to a massive green overhaul that took more than two years, the landmark is now the tallest building in the United States to receive LEED certification.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>