By Terry Trucco
Renovations of public areas are as awkward for hotels as their guests. The noise. The inconvenience. The mess.
So rock on Yotel Times Square for hiding the construction of its new lounge with a crowd-sourced Lego Wall stretching across the fourth floor as you exit the elevators.
The DIY wailing wall lets visitors get clever with Legos, building whatever images they want, the ultimate in house-condoned graffiti. In less a month, the wall has become a primary-colored patchwork punctuated by instantly recognizable renderings of Pikachu, the Union Jack, the flag of Ireland and a fat Big Apple.
Loose Legos lurk throughout the blue plastic backdrop, ready to be pieced into I’ll Be Back, the Olympic rings, whatever you desire. Spares are available in a box behind the concierge’s desk a few steps away. (more…)