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?
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