Posted on July 27, 2015 by Scott Pickus
One World Observatory Wows Visitors with DynaScan High Brightness LCDs
Located on the 100th floor of New York’s One World Trade Center building, the One World Observatory has employed two unique AV installations that are sure to grab visitor’s attentions.
The first installation is a ring of LCDs–called the City Pulse– which is comprised of ten DynaScan 55″ 5,000 nit high brightness LCDs. According to Commercial Integrator Magazine, “the ring was specifically designed with a special mount to give visitors an unrestricted view of New York City.” Due to the high amount of ambient light the observatory receives from its paned window exterior, sunlight readable LCDs were necessary for video content to be easily seen.
Utilizing touch screen technology, users can interact with the displays and take a virtual tour of New York City landmarks. Content is curated by a staff member wearing a gesture control device that senses movement in the guide’s arm and reacts to his movements.
The second part of the attraction–called the Sky Portal–is a matrix of LCDs mounted in the floor that display a live feed from an HD camera mounted at the top of the building’s spire. The effect gives the impression to those standing over the screens that they are looking straight down through the floor to the ground below. A clever use of trestles beneath the glass surface not only reinforce the illusion of a structural element to support the weight of people standing on the glass, they also effectively hide the seams of the video wall to make it appear the video is one continuous surface.
Be sure to read Commercial Integrator’s article of the One World Observatory for an in-depth look at the project. For a video tour, check out the YouTube video below:
Source: Commercial Integrator
Photo Credit: Electrosonic