|Jenga Tower Projects||
constructed by Bryant Varney at Northern Michigan University
Empire State Building (Fall, 2001)
Center (Christmas, 2003)
Rockefeller Center demolition (29 Jan, 2004)
Leaning Tower of Pisa (Jan, 2005)
Noteworthy: I've been receiving a number of emails from urban legend / myth websites that want to know if this was a staged event (17 Jan 06). I was asked by one of the production teams that do the VH1 countdowns if they could use this footage for their Junk Websites countdown. I said they could (17 Jan 06). David Latham, a scout for NBC's "Most Outrageous TV Moments" has requested the use of this footage for the show. I am now getting clearance from the reporter and the company that filmed it (31 Mar 06). NBC's program “Most Outrageous Moments” broadcasted this video clip on Tuesday, 09 May 06 at 8PM. NBC doled out $1000.00 for the use of the footage which went to pay for a laptop for the Lake Superior Community Partnership (13 Jun 06).
Click here: for the photo op featuring me, Mike Roy, Vice President of Finance for NMU (the clumsy reporter), Amy Clickner, CEO of L.S.C.P. and John Major from Media Box who filmed the toppling along with the check for $1000.00 given to L.S.C.P. by NBC for the use of the footage (16 Jun 06).
Mina Matsumoto from Duo Creative Communications (T.V. production company assisting for Japanese T.V. media based in San Francisco) asked me if this video clip can air on Japanese television (02 Jun 06). Lake Superior Community Partnership has granted permission and has sent a demo tape (16 Jun 06). Morgan Landau, Associate Producer for The Maury Show, has requested use of the video clip (19 Oct 06).
Click here: Tiempo Real interviewed me via SKYPE and put out a video called "La 'tragedia' de la torre de Pisa"(22 Sep 09)
took down the tower with human assistance
(30 Nov, 2005)
Empire State Building (made of cinder blocks) (25 Jun, 2007)
My friend Sven Hannes, also a Jenga enthusiast, has his own website in Germany Sven is not a purist like me. In addition to Jenga blocks, he also uses a block called "MDF". Check out his impressive scale models of monuments, government palaces, etc.