Skyscraper ‘Tetris’ delayed until Saturday

Cira Centre. Credit: Wiki Commons. “Tetris” is coming soon to the Cira Centre. Credit: Wiki Commons

Those prepared to play “Tetris” on the Cira Centre on Friday will have to wait another day.

The event, a kickoff to Philly Tech Week that was originally scheduled for Friday, has been postponed due to impending inclement weather.

It will now be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The classic arcade game will be played on both sides of the 29-story University City skyscraper facade.

“Pong,” which was the first classic video game conformed to the unique LED-lighted surface of the dark-colored structure, set a Guinness World Record for the “Largest Architectural Video Game Display.”

This year’s game would double the square-footage and, theoretically, set a new world record.


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