It takes a village and a half to bring the crazy installations we dream of to life, and Scott, our Technical Design Director is always behind every feat. Today I’d like to pass the reigns to Scott who documented our recent installation for Target and Read Across America from a different perspective. Heeeeeere’s Scott!
ps - Check out the cool installation video at the end of the post!
I recently spent a chilly February night on the steps of the New York Public Library installing four very large letters that made up our Target Read Across America sculpture, incorporating 25,000 Dr. Suess books that were donated to schools and reading programs following the event. Although it was bitter cold, I was warmed by the scale of our installation, and the scale of the tools (aka toys!) we were playing with that evening. To help you visualize, those letters are 18’ tall on top of an 8’ base, and if you throw in the height of the Library plaza, the books at the very top of the letters are over 30’ above street level. That’s three stories high!
But back to the toys … check out that crane!
I caught the flight of the ‘E’ on video as it passed over the library’s lion. It was so smooth that the lion didn’t even flinch. Just goes to show that it’s still about having the right toys in your toy chest . . .