For All Star Weekend, New York City opened a few Nike/Jordan venues all around the city. The Pearl Pavillon opened to the public on February 13-15 in dedication for Air Jordan’s 30th Anniversary. It first felt like a Jordan sneaker release, they way they had everyone in line standing outside for a good hour. Once the doors opened, we entered the lovely exhibit, and it sure was a site to see. The design aspect was finely detailed, and touched various points throughout the Jordan sneaker history.
When you entered the building, you first when up the escalator, which had teal colored elephant on the sides. Everything was in white and teal. The first day presented a guest speaker, Walter Iooss; a sports photographer, that took some beautiful, award-winning photos of Michael Jordan, along with other famous athletes. He share his inspirations behind his photos, and his close relationship he grew with Jordan.
After listening to Iooss, the crowd got to walk around and experience the “museum of Air Jordan”. The ride up the detailed escalator and photography presentation was just the first half. Next, we got to see the whole collection of Air Jordan sneakers in all white. Then there was special jerseys, sneakers worn and signed by Micheal Jordan, sneaker sketches designed by Tinker Hatfield, first space jam toy, and other ground breaking moments all showcased in a metal suitcase. Their were event people waiting to clean your sneakers, if you chose to sit down and do so. Last but not least you got to trade in your sneaker for a pair of Air Jordan XX9s to play basketball with some cool players. Here some pictures that were taken on the first day of the exhibit.
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