Glancing out our 21st floor office windows at the corner of St. Paul and Ross this afternoon, we were surprised to see a massive screen set up in the middle of a parking lot in the Arts District, on which soccer was being displayed. What was this: a great new place for watching the World Cup that had escaped our list? Â Being a curious lot, but not wanting to incur any sun damage to our skin ourselves, we dispatched People Newspapers photographer Chris McGathey to the lot (which is the future home of Museum Tower) to see what’s what.
The workers, from Ducky Bob’s Event Specialists, are setting up for the Museum Tower groundbreaking tomorrow. They decided to “test” the HD screen that will be part of the ceremony by throwing on the Ghana vs. Germany match. Questions were raised: what’s the cost of powering a giant TV like this? And would the city be better served by a drive-in movie theater on this site than by another big luxury condo building?