Man on Spire - The New York Times

Man on Spire – The New York Times

Date: February 10, 2017

Client: The New York Times

Posted by: Jason Mascheri



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Client: The New York Times

In collaboration with The New York Times and their in-house Virtual Reality team, the viewer followed filmmaker, photographer, and expert climber Jimmy Chin as he scaled The World Trade Center in “Man On Spire.” Chin traveled to death-defying heights in order to strap a 360° camera setup to the 408-foot-tall spire on top of the skyscraper.


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The resulting footage is unique, showing off a key piece of the most photographed skyline in the world in a completely new way. Our visceral 360º experience then climaxes with a stunning timelapse of NYC’s expansive landscape. With this experience, we helped The New York Times continue to push the edge of journalism and celebrate a city too big for ordinary video.


Download the NYT VR app to experience the climb for iPhone or Android.


Director / Directed by Jimmy Chin and Ben C. Solomon

Produced by Jenna Pirog and Christine Walsh

Executive Producers: Kathy Ryan and Jake Silverstein

Post Production: Koncept VR

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