Endangered Species Projected on Empire State Building July 30 2015
According to the New York Times on the coming Saturday "Travis Threlkel and Louie Psihoyos (director of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove) will project digital light images of endangered species onto the building in an art event meant to draw attention to the creatures’ plight and possibly provide footage for a coming documentary".
From 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. a snow leopard, a golden lion tamarin and manta rays, along with snakes, birds and various mammals and sea creatures will be covering 33 floors or the iconic building.
"Using 40 stacked, 20,000-lumen projectors on the roof of a building on West 31st Street" the images will be displayed with the clarity of "5K resolution".
After the renovation in 2009 the Empire State Building became know as one of the most sustainable buildings in NYC which is one among the main reasons for its choice.
"The production’s costs total more than $1 million so far and are being covered in part by the philanthropic foundation created by the Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, said Mr. Psihoyos".
They hope to stream the production live on the Internet, details and updates can be found at racingextinction.com.