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Microsoft Invites New York to Microtropolis (#Microtropolis)

October 24, 2012 1 Comment

Microsoft is inviting New York to Microtropolis (#Microtropolis) for Windows 8 Launch.

Microsoft’s Microtropolis is an artistic view of New York.

Inspired by Manhattan, we have created a stylized one hundred and sixty foot version of NYC in an art installation we are calling Microtropolis. Microtropolis is Manhattan experienced through Windows. It creates the ultimate hands-on demonstration of Windows 8, with the city of NYC as the backdrop. As you walk into the installation, you are literally walking through the avenues and streets with skyscrapers towering above. This interactive experience has hundreds of devices placed on rooftops within the city, customized to the neighborhoods in which they are placed.



  • Open hours of Microtropolis
  • Stop in to experience the city with no RSVP or invite needed:
  • Oct 27: 12pm-6pm*
  • Nov 1–3:  10am-6pm*

*The shop where one can purchase Surface will be open until 10pm.

Surface shop at Microtropolis:
Be one of the first to explore and purchase Surface by visiting our store.

  • Oct 25: midnight-1am
  • Oct 26-27: 10am-10pm
  • Nov 1-3: 10am-10pm

XBOX Video goes to the movies at Microtropolis

Catch a few minutes of a favorite New York movie or settle in with some popcorn for the full feature. Xbox Video adds to the vibe of Microtropolis with famous NYC flicks projected onto the walls surrounding the city. Screening Manhattan, Muppets Take Manhattan, King Kong (1933) and Ghostbusters. No RSVP or invitation needed.

  • Oct 27: 10am-6pm

Take a tour in Microtropolis
Real NYC Tours take visitors on hourly tours around the stylized city, giving real information about New York as they guide people from neighborhood to neighborhood. No RSVP or invite needed.

  • Nov 1: 10am-6pm
  • Nov 2: 10am-2pm
  • Nov 3: 10am-6pm


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