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Monday, July 23, 2012

Iconic Empire State Building Illuminates Tower Lights In Celebration Of Nations Competing In London


World's Most Famous Office Building Honors Participating Countries

NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Empire State Building (ESB) will honor nations competing in London by shining its world-famous tower lights. The famed tower's four sides – north, south, east and west – will illuminate the sky with the colors of competing countries' flags each night throughout the competition. This marks the second time ESB has split the tower's sides with four separate countries' lights in its history.

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120723/NY44545 )

"We are proud to shine our iconic tower lights to celebrate the countries competing in London," said Anthony E. Malkin of the Empire State Building. "Just go to www.esbnyc.com to see what countries are being honored each night."

For a complete listing of the lighting schedule, please visit www.esbnyc.com.
(Colors are listed from bottom to top)
Thursday, July 26:
North side:
Red, White, Blue – United States of America
West side:
Red, Blue, White – Great Britain
South side:
Red, White, Blue – United States of America
East side:
Red, Blue, White – Great Britain


Friday, July 27:
North side:
Red, White, Blue – France
West side:
Red, Yellow, Red – China
South side:
Red, Red, Green – Portugal
East side:
Green, White, Orange – India


Saturday, July 28:
North side:
Red, White, Blue – Czech Republic
West side:
Red, Blue, White – Russia
South side:
Red, White, Green – Italy
East side:
Green, White, Green – Nigeria


Sunday, July 29:
North side:
Red, White, Blue – Chinese Taipei
West side:
Red, Red, White – Poland
South side:
Red, White, Green – Mexico
East side:
Green, White, Red – Hungary


Monday, July 30:
North side:
Blue, White, Red – Croatia
West side:
White, Red, White – Japan
South side:
Green, Yellow, Green – South Africa
East side:
Black, White, Red – Egypt


Tuesday, July 31:
North side:
Blue, White, Red – Netherlands
West side:
Blue, Red, White – New Zealand
South side:
Green, Yellow, Blue – Brazil
East side:
Red, Yellow, Blue – Romania


Wednesday, August 1:
North side:
Blue, White, Red – Cuba
West side:
Blue, Red, White – Slovenia
South side:
Yellow, Yellow, Blue – Ukraine
East side:
Red, Yellow, Red – Spain


Thursday, August 2:
North side:
Red, White, Red – Denmark
West side:
Blue, Red, White – Australia
South side:
Blue, Yellow, Blue – Kazakhstan
East side:
Yellow, Red, Black – Germany


Friday, August 3:
North side:
Red, White, Red – Austria
West side:
Red, Green, White – Belarus
South side:
Blue, Yellow, Blue – Sweden
East side:
White, Blue, Red – Republic of Korea


Saturday, August 4:
North side:
Red, White, Red – Canada
West side:
Red, Green, White – Bulgaria
South side:
Blue, White, Blue – Greece
East side:
White, Blue, Red – Serbia


Sunday, August 5:
North side:
Red, White, Red – Switzerland
West side:
Red, Blue, White – Slovakia
South side:
Blue, White, Blue – Argentina
East side:
White, Green, Red – Algeria


Monday, August 6:
North side:
Black, Green, Yellow – Jamaica
West side:
Red, Blue, White – Democratic People's Republic of Korea
South side:
Blue, White, Blue – Israel
East side:
Orange, White, Green – Ireland


Tuesday, August 7:
North side:
Red, White, Red – Latvia
West side:
Red, Blue, Yellow – Colombia
South side:
Green, White Blue – Uzbekistan
East side:
Orange, Yellow, Green – Ethiopia


Wednesday, August 8:
North side:
Red, White, Red – Hong Kong
West side:
Red, Blue, Yellow – Venezuela
South side:
Green. Red, Blue - Azerbaijan
East side:
Red, Yellow, Black – Belgium


Thursday, August 9:
North side:
Red, Green, Red – Morocco
West side:
White, Blue, White – Finland
South side:
Green, Red, Black – Kenya
East side:
Red, White Blue – Malaysia


Friday, August 10:
North side:
Red, Green, Yellow – Lithuania
West side:
Yellow, Red, Green – Cameroon
South side:
White, Black, Blue – Estonia
East side:
Red, White, Blue – Thailand


Saturday, August 11:
North side:
Red, White, Red – Turkey
West side:
Red, White, Green – Iran
South side:
White, Red, White – Georgia
East side:
Red, White, Blue – Norway


Sunday, August 12:

North side:
Red, White, Blue – United States of America
West side:
Red, White, Blue – United States of America
South side:
Red, White, Blue – United States of America
East side:
Red, White, Blue – United States of America


About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, http://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, or @EmpireStateBldg.

Media Contact:  Edelman Public Relations
Jessica Redling, 212-277-3773
Jessica.Redling@Edelman.com
SOURCE Empire State Building
Web Site: http://www.esbnyc.com



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