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New York City Skyline To Light Up With Multiple Hi-Tech Light Shows This Year

Excerpt from New York Post

Jan 21, 2014 7:00 am

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The multiple LED lightshows at top of these tall buildings will make NYC’s skyline a lot more fun. Maybe the Chrysler Building ought to rethink its iconic spire color and move beyond the white lights it has always had….

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Photo by Rafat Ali

New York City skyline, about to get more colorful this year. Photo by Rafat Ali


The [New York City] skyline is becoming a rainbow of dancing colors as more tall towers add programmable LEDs to their tops and antennas. What was once stagnant and mostly white or a primary color is now alive with tints and effects heretofore only seen on the Broadway stage.

Soon the nightly dance led by the Empire State Building will include the top of One World Trade Center, where the hues and swirling lights may be coordinated with those enlivening 4 Times Square and One Bryant Park — all owned in full or in part by the Durst Organization.

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