Photo by myself, at 35th Street and Broadway, in Midtown.
The Empire State Building was all lit up in white, the other night.
The lights on the ESB are color-coded for various holidays. White is the default, neutral setting. Red, white and blue marked the July 4th weekend. Red and white honored Canada Day, recently.
As many as three different colors dress up the ESB on any evening. Most of July, the building will remain white. Whenever there is a 'subway series' game (when the Yankees play the Mets), the tower is lit up in white and blue.
For an up-to-date calendar of the lights at the Empire State, click here.