LED Wall at the MCNY

New York at Its Core – Museum of the City of New York

Project Management  |  Technical Design  |  Technical Integration  |  A/V Engineering

The Museum of the City of New York just completed a new high-tech permanent installation that takes up the entire first floor of its freshly renovated building. “New York at Its Core,” which opened in November of 2016, explores the city’s evolution from a 17th-century Dutch trading outpost to the present day, and invites visitors to help map its future. Through almost 450 historic objects and images, many from the Museum’s rich collection, as well as contemporary video, photography and interactive digital experiences, visitors are welcomed to dive into the city’s past and create visions for the future.



Big Show was approached by design firm Studio Joseph to help them realize their concept for  eye catching video walls at either end of the long first floor corridor that leads to the museum’s first permanent exhibit. They wanted video art installations that would meld seamlessly with the architecture to draw visitors into the experiences. Stunning floor to ceiling images dissolve into large pixels as you approach.

Big Show engineered a fully custom solution that fit the budget. We looked at several different LED and diffusion options with the design team until we had just the right combination. We turned to VER for an affordable, modular low resolution LED tile that was a perfect fit for the install.