May 27, 2022
In celebration of the return of “Stranger Things” for its fourth season debut May 27, Netflix created “rifts” on some of the most iconic monuments around the globe.
The series’ “Upside Down” took over 14 countries through 15 landmarks including the Empire State Building in New York City; Bondi Beach in Australia; Duomo Square in Milan; Malecon Barranquilla in Colombia; the Gateway of India in Mumbai; Menara Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; Al-‘Ula National Monument in Saudi Arabia; Cologne Media Park in Germany; XBox Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles; Wawel Castle in Krakow, Poland; Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm; and the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Telefónica building, Gran Vía 28, Madrid; and Plaza del Callao, Madrid in Spain. Other locations include Shoreditch, London and Tokyo, Japan.
In New York City, as dusk approached at May 26, a crack grew on the southern facade of the Empire State Building. In Milan, in the iconic Duomo Square, a rift opened on the facade of the historic Palazzo Carminati. At Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach the morning of May 27 a “gateway to an alternate dimension” opened up on the sands.