The Empire State Building in New York has opened a 10,000 square foot museum in the 2nd floor of the building as a mechanism to reduce perceptions of long waiting lines to get to the observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors.
The museum has a pile of technology in it, most notably a gallery with 72 screens that show how the famed skyscraper has been portrayed through the years in popular culture.
There are also screens – including interactive ones – sprinkled through the nine galleries and the ticketing areas.
Diversified, based across the Hudson in New Jersey, handled the display integration.
There’s a good piece here in Building Design & Construction that goes into detail and rattles off the companies involved.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.