Spiffy new color scheme for Empire State Building on election night


The Empire State Building used its new lights on election day. It was lit up in a vertical red, white and blue pattern. The architectural icon teamed up with CNN during the election coverage turning the initially white spire into an electoral college gauge, with each candidate’s red or blue color increasing as they received more electoral college votes. After the winner was announced, the color of the spire would turn either red for Romney or Blue for Obama. As we all know, it turned out blue, with the reelection of Barack Obama.

Here’s a closeup of the top of the building:

Empire State Building Election Night closeup

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