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Cira Centre

(Photo credit: Drexel University)

Pieces Fall In Place For Big Tetris Game In Philly

Hundreds of Tetris fans plan to gather in Philadelphia for a skyscraper-sized version of the classic video game.

04/05/2014

(Photo credit: Drexel University)

Philadelphia Skyscraper To Transform Into World’s Largest Game of ‘Tetris’

The world’s largest video game “screen” is coming back. It’s actually the facade of the Cira Centre, next to 30th Street Station, where the Guinness record was set last year with ‘Pong.’

03/11/2014

(The Cira Centre, rising behind 30th Street Station.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

It’s Official: Philly’s Skyscraper- Sized Video Game Is World’s Largest

It’s an old-school title from the ’70s that has just set a Guinness world record thanks to a Drexel University professor and a University City skyscraper.

11/18/2013

(The Cira Centre, rising behind 30th Street Station.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Tonight on the Cira Centre: World’s Tallest Game of ‘Pong’

Turning the 27-story skyscraper into the world’s biggest video game is the brainchild of Drexel University professor Frank Lee, director of the computer game creation program there.

04/19/2013

Cira Centre

‘Pong’ Game To Be Played On Philly Skyscraper

A skyscraper-sized game of pong is ready to go in Philadelphia, hopefully under stars and not rainclouds.

04/19/2013

Cira Centre

Philadelphia Skyscraper To Be Transformed Into Popular Old-School Video Game

Philadelphia is getting ready for a supersized game of “Pong” — on the side of a skyscraper.

04/04/2013

(credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Top Buildings Or Works Of Architecture In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of the country’s oldest cities, and that shows up in its architecture.

10/08/2012

(Corie Moskow of the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, photographed in Rittenhouse Square.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Street Festival, Clambake, and ‘Veggie Tales’

Coming up: a Latin vegetarian night at Cuba Libre, a clambake at JG Domestic, and the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival!

05/18/2012

Karin Phillips

Philabundance Honors The Late Karin Phillips At Hunger Symposium

She was booked months ago to be a moderator for the Philabundance hunger symposium. But, it was not to be. Karin left us too soon at the age of 53. And, her loss is being felt among many community organizations on whom Karin reported.

09/23/2011