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The Empire State Building is Now a Disco Stick: VIDEO


Last night, the Empire State Building put on its first show with its new LED lighting system. It was coordinated with a live performance by Alicia Keys of “Girl on Fire” and “Empire State of Mind" which was simulcast on Clear Channel radio stations across the city such as Z100, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite FM beginning at 9 pm.

Mashable writes:

The new system has lighting capabilities from more than 16 million colors, along with effects such as ripples, cross-fades, sparkles, chasers, sweeps, strobes and bursts. The LED system also allows for more control and lighting management.

The Empire State Building previously used its new LED Lights on Election Night, allowing New Yorkers to see incoming state and electoral vote results. The mast was highlighted in blue and red to show the two sides that represent President Obama and Gov. Romney’s electoral vote totals, while data from CNN was displayed on its LED-illuminated “meter,” which will be positioned at the spire of the building.

Watch the show from Hoboken, New Jersey, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Clear Channel?! The same Clear Channel owned by Bain and spewing hate from Limbaugh and Hannity across the nation?! That Clear Channel??!!

    Posted by: bigolpoofter | Nov 27, 2012 9:26:26 AM

  2. I agree with the above statement. Why the hell are you helping to promote such a hateful, evil company such as Clear Channel ?

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 27, 2012 9:58:19 AM

  3. Lord have mercy! The apocalypse has arrived!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Nov 27, 2012 10:04:25 AM

  4. Sort of weird to see this iconic building from the 1930s lit up undulating like this.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Nov 27, 2012 11:17:39 AM

  5. mouth breathing 1 - architectural icon 0

    Posted by: io | Nov 27, 2012 11:26:08 AM

  6. Nice to see NYC catching up with the REST of the world...
    Singapore and Paris have been doing this for decades. Zzzzzz

    Posted by: SeaMonster | Nov 27, 2012 11:50:48 AM

  7. Tacky.

    Posted by: Jester | Nov 27, 2012 11:55:48 AM

  8. It really is the lighthouse for the isle of Manhattan.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 27, 2012 12:13:47 PM

  9. underwhelming

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 28, 2012 12:54:07 AM

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