Photo by myself around 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.
The Empire State Building is located at 35th and 5th Avenues. This shot was taken at 23rd Street, where Fifth Avenue and Broadway merge. The streets open up for a nice vista. I was in the neighborhood on an errand, Monday night.
The Empire State Building bathed for the next few days in white light. The lights will turn green for St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, the 17th.
White is the default setting. The colors are for special occasions and include the colors of the rainbow.
Holidays are recognized, like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. Non-holidays are recognized too, like the Westminster Dog Show (!), the Superbowl and the New York City Marathon.
Now that the lights on the building are programmable LED lights, changing colors is easy. For the building's lighting schedule click here.
The Empire State Building, or ESB, is currently the third-tallest building in the US, behind the Willis and Trump Towers in Chicago.
Related posts: The Empire State on St. Patrick's Day, Skating Under the Empire State and All Decked Out Below the Empire State.