Vornado Realty Trust

Launching the World’s Largest 4K Screen with Vornado

How do you get attention in Times Square?


It’s not often you get a chance to design for the world’s largest 4K screen, but that was the opportunity Second Story, part of Razorfish, had with Vornado Realty Trust. Almost 10 stories high and as long as a city block, the screen uses 23 million pixels to deliver a picture like never before seen—and Vornado partnered with us to create an unforgettable event to unveil the screen.

With over 40 million tourists and over 125 million pedestrians each year, Times Square is a dynamic destination for real time media.

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To unveil the screen to the public, we partnered with artist Universal Everything to produce, create, and direct a spectacular graphic display that showcased the screen’s vibrant imagery and colors. We also invited the public into the experience as co-creators by letting them use tablets to create custom films that were shown on screen.

Directly under the screen, we built an event space and invited VIPs to an exclusive launch party with custom-designed invitation packages, 3D printed gifts, and takeaway party favors.

We invited the public into the experience as co-creators, not just spectators.

Chris DeWan
Design Director • Second Story, a part of Razorfish


The screen’s launch captured the attention of the public and the press, resulting in an estimated 530 million media impressions between November 17th and November 19th. The display was featured everywhere from The New York Times to Fast Company, the BBC to Japanese television.

Most importantly, the launch attracted its primary targets: media buyers. The client was inundated with interest from entertainment industry insiders and major brands. Google took over the display for six weeks beginning on November 24, 2014, and the screen has been fully leased for two years.

  • 530M
    media impressions in first 2 days

The screen was more than a display. It was a canvas for people to show their creations to the world.

Hunter Spence
Executive Technology Director • Second Story, a part of Razorfish
  • Communicator Awards
    Silver Award of Distinction, Marketing Effectiveness: Interactive, May 2016
  • DSE 2016 Apex Awards
    Gold, Public Spaces, March 2016
  • DSE 2016 Apex Awards
    Installation of the Year, March 2016
  • Experience Design Awards
    Gold, Best Overall Use of Media A/V, February 2016
  • HOW International Design Awards
    Merit, Advertising (Interactive or Printed), November 2015
  • Digital Out-of-Home Awards
    Finalist, Wildcard, October 2015
  • W³ Awards
    Gold, Marketing: Environmental: Consumer Electronics, September 2015
  • Creativity Media & Interactive Design Awards
    Gold, Digital Outdoor—Billboard, May 2015
  • One Show
    Merit Award, Responsive Environments, April 2015

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  • ‘Times Square 4K screen launch, New York’...very cool

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