Forever 21 Times Square
Forever 21, a fashion retailer for the youth, opened a new four-level, 90,000 square-foot, 151 fitting rooms store in Times Square on 25 June 2010, in the space previously occupied by Virgin Megastore. There is a 61-foot wide outdoor LED billboard developed by D3 LED. Forever 21′s billboard engages people through the use of interactive content created by Minneapolis-based Space 150.
The billboard features 3 young models in vignettes that tease and entice pedestrians to stop and pose for a picture. Each model takes a turn walking onto the screen and attracting attention by smiling, pointing, and gently coaxing people to stop for a moment, a photo is then snapped of the crowd below using a Polaroid camera. The screen goes white for a split second to simulate a flash. Moments later the model reveals an image on screen to the delight of the crowd standing below. You can see the live view of the board on Forever 21 Times Square Live website.
Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria at Manhattan Cruise Terminal
The Queen Elizabeth, Cunard’s newest cruise ship, berthed at Pier 88 of Manhattan Cruise Terminal this morning.
On January 13, three Cunard’s ships are in New York City — Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth at Manhattan Cruise Terminal and Queen Mary 2 at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
The last time entire Cunard’s fleet has met in New York at one time was in 2008, when Queen Victoria was launched and Queen Elizabeth 2 visited New York City for one of the last times.
A celebration will be held tonight for the meeting of three Cunard “Queen” ships in New York Harbor. The ships will sail to the Statue of Liberty for a fireworks celebration.
After her trip to New York, The Queen Elizabeth will embark on a 103-day Maiden World Voyage.
Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano
At MoMA, for the ninth installment of the Performance Exhibition Series, the artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla present Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano (2008).
For this piece, the artists carved a hole in the center of a grand piano, through which a pianist plays the famous Fourth Movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, usually referred to as “Ode to Joy.” The performer leans over the keyboard and plays upside down and backwards, while moving with the piano across the vast atrium.