Philly’s 29-Story Game of Pong Enters Record Books

Game was played on the 29-story Cira Center last spring.

Remember last spring when visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of Art could play the old Atari game “Pong” on the side of the Cira Center across the Schuylkill River? That inspired idea from Drexel proff Frank Lee turned out to be a record-breaking feat.

NBC Philadelphia reports:

The building essentially became a 60,000-square-foot screen as hundreds of embedded LED lights replicated the familiar ball and paddles, which were controlled by a joystick about a mile away.

Drexel officials learned on Friday the project earned Lee the Guinness World Records mark for largest architectural video game display.

“Pong is a cultural icon, cultural milestone,” said Lee before the Philly Tech Week event.”This is my love letter to the wonders of technology as seen through the eyes of my childhood.”

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