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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 6:55 AM
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Cool buildings with high-tech media screens

I am interested in finding some of the latest and greatest designs of buildings with screens or images or animated video media screen walls. I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for. I am designing a project with an exterior wall that will have the ability to play movie trailers on it. I'm not sure what technology exists out there, other than some sort of projection system. I saw a building in the new James Bond movie that showed a very new and tall highrise in Shanghai that had animated graphics on a transparent exterior wall. It looked like it was an actual building and not some fake CG movie stuff, and that the animated graphics were on glass.

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This article is pretty neat. Asia's big cities are lousy with LED screens.

I don't believe that the building you mentioned from Skyfall is real. It seems that the scene was filmed in a skyscraper in London.
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I am interested in finding some of the latest and greatest designs of buildings with screens or images or animated video media screen walls. I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for. I am designing a project with an exterior wall that will have the ability to play movie trailers on it. I'm not sure what technology exists out there, other than some sort of projection system. I saw a building in the new James Bond movie that showed a very new and tall highrise in Shanghai that had animated graphics on a transparent exterior wall. It looked like it was an actual building and not some fake CG movie stuff, and that the animated graphics were on glass.
Was it Aurora Plaza in Shanghai?


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Thanks for the info Volgus & Three Hundred. I'm quite sure that the Aurora building is not the one shown in the movie. But, I did not know that it had a display like that. If anybody else has something to contribute to this thread, please post on here.

This one in Dubai seems very interesting. Thanks Volgus.

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The new Wilshire Grand Tower in Los Angeles has always been planned with display abilities on its facade. The design of the building changed pretty dramatically recently, but the architect still says it will have "programmable LED lighting" in the entire skin and spire of the building. I think this is just a nice way of saying it can show images and potentially advertisements. And I welcome this!


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Thanks for the info Volgus & Three Hundred. I'm quite sure that the Aurora building is not the one shown in the movie. But, I did not know that it had a display like that. If anybody else has something to contribute to this thread, please post on here.

This one in Dubai seems very interesting. Thanks Volgus.

I don't think a large building digital screen needs to be the same stuff you'd see in say signage or a jumbo-tron, concert back drop etc.

I've noticed for the past four years, the Detroit International Auto show has used lighter density arrays of LED's for huge wall signage. Viewed from far away, they still look very high res. The biggest benefits being that you can put them behind glass and your tenants can still have a view outside.

I'll see if I can find that info for you.
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The Dallas Omni isn't a screen but it has a pretty intense light show.

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The Target Headquarters building in Minneapolis has programmable LED displays:

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That's super cool. Thanks for the posts. If anybody else has something to contribute, please do so.
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I don't think a large building digital screen needs to be the same stuff you'd see in say signage or a jumbo-tron, concert back drop etc.

I've noticed for the past four years, the Detroit International Auto show has used lighter density arrays of LED's for huge wall signage. Viewed from far away, they still look very high res. The biggest benefits being that you can put them behind glass and your tenants can still have a view outside.

I'll see if I can find that info for you.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the FYI.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9MqgK8_ZGc

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I forgot about the LED screen that U2 used for their 360 tour.

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How can Shibuya's dinosaur (Lost in Translation) not be listed yet? In person it was incredible.


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Yeah QFront at Shibuya crossing is an great example.

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Old Posted Mar 17, 2013, 4:22 AM
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/\/\/\ So, is that an LED screen in front of a glass wall?

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How does one properly place a video in a post?

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This example isn't on a building, but it is currently the world's largest LED dispaly screen:


http://www.digitalsignage.net/2012/1...tising-screen/
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Apparently, this is the largest LED display screen on a building, and Photovoltaic solar panels are integrated with LED color lights as one curtain wall system.









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Media Glass

Here's a display on glass:

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The new Wilshire Grand Tower in Los Angeles has always been planned with display abilities on its facade.
With the giant face of an Asian Woman?


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The earlier mentioned scene from Skyfall. The movie had an incredible night time flyover of Shanghai right before this scene.
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