Well, I’m just throwing that one post a day standard out the window, eh? [Imaginary Editor’s Note: Adam is not a Canadian although he uses “eh?” quite liberally] Well, breaking news of the sort you’re about to hear makes all standards completely invalid.
I’m proud to announce that Boston has set a new world record for the world’s largest version of the historically popular Tetris video game! The blocks are completely controlled by a Nintendo Wii controller and the gigantic Tetris installation is augmented by a giant speaker (not pictured) blasting the classic Tetris soundtrack.
Ok, ok…this picture really shows the newly redesigned Terminal C parking garage at Boston’s Logan Airport, but it sure does seem Christopher Janney, the structure’s architect, was heavily influenced by the colored tetrominoes in Tetris, eh? On record, Christopher states that he is influenced by sounds and how structures can act as a visual medium for sound. Apparently a trip in the structure’s elevator exposes you to natural sounds from New England that are supposed to interplay with the patterns created by the colored blocks.
Credit for the the picture of the real-life Tetri…I mean Rainbow Cove Green, goes to the book, Architecture of the Air: The Sound and Light Environments of Christopher Janneywith digital reproduction thanks to arcspace.com. I must also mention that I came across this picture via this article on Bostonist.com, where you can find a bit more information about the structure.
What do you think? Do the new parking garage structures at Logan Airport look like a huge version of Tetris? Do you like the design?