Christie Projectors Help Obscura Digital Light Up Empire State Building to Dramatize Plight of Endangered Animals

Spectacular Projection Mapping Display on New York City’s Most Iconic Landmark Shines a Light upon World’s Vanishing Species
Posted 8/25/2015

Cypress, Calif. – (August 25, 2015) – New York City’s Empire State Building was the setting for a stunning projection mapping display highlighting the plight of many animals facing extinction. Powered by 26 Christie®Roadster HD20K-J and 12 Christie Roadster S+22K-J projectors, provided by Nationwide Video, the massive display was a collaboration between Travis Threlkel, chief creative officer and co-founder of Obscura Digital, and Oscar® winning filmmaker and photographer Louie Psihoyos, executive director of Oceanic Preservation Society.


It was the fruition of a four-year struggle to bring attention to some of the world’s most endangered animals. The striking, animated light show measured 375 feet high and 186 feet wide and covered 33 floors of the city’s famous landmark.

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