Did You Know?? There is a Skyscraper Museum in NYC!

NYC Skyscraper National Park  Kurt Vonnegut  Image by Katie Shea Design VZWBuzzThere is Skyscraper Museum in New York City, the world’s first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City’s rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. For a description of the gallery and for photos of the space, please visit our Photo Slideshows page.

The Skyscraper Museum in NYC is located in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City at 39 Battery Place. Museum hours are 12-6 PM, Wednesday-Sunday.

The Skyscraper image was shot with a Verizon DROID RAZR HD Smartphone back in summer 2013 from my hotel window at the Trump Hotel Central Park Columbus Circle courtesy of Trivago.

I have since been upgraded several times with the latest in smartphone technology while I am participating in the #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Program as a Verizon Wireless Influencer and Brand Ambassador.  I am currently testing a Verizon Droid Turbo and also shooting images with an iPhone6 as well this summer.

Stay connected with the latest smartphones

Verizon Edge Program  Katie Shea Design VZWBuzz

Disclosure **I am a member of  #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Blogger Team.  I am supplied with different devices to use and test.  All opinions are my own. **

Introducing the New Verizon Destination Store Boston.


Tour Of Verizon Boston Destination Store  KatieSheaDesign VZWBuzz

Verizon Wireless Opens First East Coast ‘Destination Store’ on Boston’s Boylston Street

Verizon Wireless’s ‘Destination Store’ opened in Boston, and it is the first of its kind to open on the East Coast. The Verizon Destination Store’s unique design and interactive elements will empower guests to explore how technology supports today’s active and connected lifestyles. Located at 745 Boylston Street, the new store is one of only four Verizon Destination Stores among 1,700+ company-operated locations nationwide.

Spanning two storefronts on Boylston Street, the 8,000 square foot showcase is staffed by over 70 Verizon Wireless professionals, all specially trained to provide expertise and guidance across six distinct “Lifestyle Zones.” Each Lifestyle Zone depicts ways technology can be incorporated into the home, office or on-the-go. These zones include “Amplify It,” “Customize It,” “Get Fit,” “Have Fun,” “Home and on the Go,” and “Anywhere Business.”

The store also includes:

  • A stationary bike, to use while customers test fitness-trackers while virtually cycling around any street in the world.
  • A selfie booth, stocked with Boston-themed props.
  • DJ equipment to demo the array of headphones on display
  • A station to design and print custom phone cases that can be taken home the very same day
  • “Wireless Workshop” training space for free informational classes
  • Charging stations available to all guests
  • Focal Wall – This interactive wall creates avatars and allows guest to play virtual games such as football.

We toured the new store, shopped and tested out some of the different areas mentioned above.

I especially enjoyed the selfie booth and decided to design my own Droid Turbo smartphone case from the image taken of some of my team members and myself in the selfie booth.

Custom Design Booth at Verizon Boston Destination Store VZWBuzz KatieSheaDesign

Custom Droid Turbo cover designed at Boston VeriOn Destination Store VZWBuzz by Katie Shea Design

I had fun watching one of my VZWBuzz team members Robyn Wright try out  the interactive Focal Wall – that creates avatars and allows guest to play virtual games such as football.

Robyn Wright testing out the interactive focal wall at the New Verizon Boston Destination store image by Katie Shea Design VZWBuzz

Some members of our East Coast VZWBuzz team tweeted our weekly Twitter chat from the New Boston Verizon Destination Store.

VZWBuzz  team tweeting for Weekly Twitter chat from the Verizon Boston Destination Store

After our Twitter chat we usually have a video Recap of the chat which gives our audience another opportunity to ask questions, view Tech products and win prizes.

We broadcasted our Recap from the New Boston Verizon Destination Store.

While Misty and Marty McPadden were filming the broadcast I test drove the new Meerkat App to Stream the broadcast from my iPhone6 to my twitter followers.

Meerkat App

After the Broadcast, the Meerkat App gives you the option to upload the video up onto YouTube.

This was my first ever Meerkat stream!  I will be needing to buy a microphone that cancels out background noise for future broadcasts.

Meerkat Kathleen DeCosmo At KatieSheaDesign VZWBuzz

Meerkat Stream of The VZWBuzz weekly Recap from the VErizon Boston Destination Store by Katie Shea Design

The Boston Verizon Destination Store is the first of its kind to open on the East Coast and is well worth a trip to test out all that it has to offer as well as ask any questions from the very enthusiastic staff they have on board!

Verizon Boston Destination Store Employee Team Spirit VZWBuzz Katie Shea Design

Disclosure **I am a member of  #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Blogger Team.  I am supplied with different devices to use and test..  All opinions are my own. **

Images shot by Katie Shea Design with a Verizon iPhone6 and a Motorola Droid Turbo