Empire State of mind

The day before yesterday the Empire State Building showed off its brand new and shiny LED lights.

Some facts:

  • there are now 1200 LED lights replacing 546 flood lights, the LED lights can project 16 million colors
  • the soundtrack of the light show was broadcasted simultaneously via radio

The story behind the LED lighting in a nutshell:

Why did the Empire State Building choose LED lights?

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And how did the complete show look like? This You Tube video below was shot from Hoboken, New Jersey. Enjoy!
Don’t hesitate to skip the first part, the fun starts at 3:52 ūüėČ

The show not only was a celebration of one of the most prominent landmarks in New York City, but was also a stunt to promote a new Alicia Keys album. It was a bit disappointing to discover, but hey, this is America right?

Wondering how Alicia Keys experienced the show? Take a look at the video at the bottom of this article.

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