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Tel Aviv's giant Tetris
Guy Yechiely

City envy: we want giant Tetris like Tel Aviv


Remember when the fountains of Granary Square in King’s Cross were revealed to be a giant game of Snake, and Londoners lost their shit? Well, Tel Aviv has gone and upped us on the turning-your-city-into-a-giant-playground thing, and transformed an entire municipal building into a game of Tetris.

Every Thursday after dark, players in Rabin Square can grab hold of joysticks that are 1.5 metres high (such power!) and play the world’s favourite retro stacking game, crashing brightly coloured blocks into each other over a 3,000-square-metre screen comprised of 480 LED lights. The massive installation is a preface to the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation festival, which is happening at the end of the month. It’s about time more of London’s buildings were put to similarly good use – anyone for Shard Invaders?

Meanwhile, LA now has Drake-themed yoga classes. Jel.

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