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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Empire State on St. Patrick's Day

St Patricks Day, NYC
Photo by myself of the Empire State Building on St. Patrick's Day.

The Empire State Building is lit with LED lights. This means that the colors can be adjusted easily to any color imaginable. I'm sure in the past they must have been limited to a set palette of colored lenses.

You can see the schedule of the lights here. On days when nothing in particular is being celebrated, the lights are colored white.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here's another great thing about living in the city - you don't have to worry about drinking and driving. You can always jump into a cab, and the subways run into the wee hours. For a mere $2 a ride, you can get home safely, and even have a little nap on the way.

Did everyone wear a little green on Tuesday?

Related posts: What's Going Up, Near the ESB, Working Toward a Complaint-Free World and 42nd Street.


Olivier said...

il est beau en vert l'ESB. est ce que la bière irlandaise a coulé depuis les hauteurs de l'ESB ;o)

Caprice said...

happy St Patrick's Day !!!!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I forgot about wearing green! Though I heard many people in Manhattan wore green.
What a great shot of the Empire State building Kitty. I love how you've captured the sky just before dark.

Tammy said...

That's neat! Happy St.Patrick's Day to you. I didn't wear green, but my kids did.

Donna j. Gehl said...

The color change is a great example of how such a simple change, can add a little excitement and happiness to the day for everyone. It was surprising how much attention the green fountain water got at the White House.

Ken Mac said...

even the empire state is smashed