Thank GE for the Edison Memorial Tower in Minecraft!

It appears that General Electric (GE) has enough time in their schedule — aside from creating, inventing, innovating and making money — to completely recreate the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower into the popular sandbox independent video game Minecraft, designed by Swedish game creator Markus “Notch” Persson and his company, Mojang.

As part of the company’s “The GE Show” (which highlights the multiple technologies and applications of them in the world), the company recreated the tower piece-by-piece in the game (much like how everything else in the game is created). The game Minecraft, which rose in popularity in late-2009 to early-2010, is focused on creativity and building, allowing the players to build creations and constructions out of textured cubes in a three-dimensional world.

The Edison Memorial Tower is an Art Deco-style tower erected in 1937, designed by architecture firm Massena and DuPont (with involvement of American concrete pioneer John Joseph Earley, who added quartz and ceramic as aggregate to the concrete), and is designated on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The tower itself stands at over 300 feet and the Pyrex bulb pinnacle that tops it (which represents the incandescent light bulb) adds an additional 25 feet to the structure’s total height.

[Thanks GE Show: Episode 8]

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