Skyline App Being Used to Get People Laid
Have you ever been not completely sold on a dude and thought, "if he somehow had the ability to change the lights on skyscrapers, I would for sure take him home tonight"? Well prepare for your dating life to get way more complicated, because there's now an app for that! The Wall Street Journal reports on Spireworks, an invitation-only app brought to you by the Durst Organization, that allows users to change the colors of the spires on top of Durst-owned buildings at the Bank of America Tower and 4 Times Square for two minutes.
The concept was created by Mark Domino, the son-in-law of real estate developer Douglas Durst, who told the WSJ that he wasn't the world's biggest fan of the "velvet-rope vibe that has grown around the app."
In a NYDailyNews article, Domino called Spireworks, “a democratic and philanthropic call to action on the New York City skyline.” Since then the app has grown from a few hundred users to near 10,000 people, with invites on eBay going from $17-$100.
With the novelty of an exclusive, members-only app that lets you control the skyline, it didn't take long before New York men started using the app as a party trick to impress women.
Domino told the WSJ "that in a recent survey of Spireworks users, bartenders at the Boom Boom Room, a millennial hot spot atop the Meatpacking District’s Standard Hotel, complained the club was saturated with men using the app to try to seduce women."
Domino also said he was "dismayed [by] how many of the app’s most ardent fans are young men who want to use it to pick up women." Although not all hope is lost! Domino also said people have used the spires to do a gender reveal as well as a few marriage proposals.
But the question remains: will the New York skyline ever feel as magical now that you know there's a chance some dudes are just using it to get laid?