Wednesday, August 16, 2006
This image will be going up on Dallas Diorama soon, but I wanted to go ahead and post it here while blogger is still cooperating with the photo thingie.
This is the South (Downtown-facing) facade of the American Airlines Center. When I took this photo Tuesday afternoon, the posh new W Hotel was directly behind my back.
The 8 or so screens you see being tested are just the first of dozens of giant video panels that will be going up here. As I've driven by recently, I've been riveted by these giant blocks of color, with blips of wrong color in the middle of the fields. Every day each panel is getting more accurate, and I drove by again later and a man was on a crane with a big panel opened in one of the screens, presumably correcting the connection.
The tilted facades will be entirely covered in these panels, so this will be Bladerunner world through here. Coolness.