Friday, October 16, 2009

Light It Up


Just to celebrate communism they lit up the Empire State Building.

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Empire State Building to glow red, yellow for China

Posted Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:14am AEST

New York's iconic Empire State Building will light up red and yellow on Wednesday (local time) in honour of the 60th anniversary of communist China.

The Chinese consul, Peng Keyu, and other officials will take part in the lighting ceremony which will bathe the skyscraper in the colours of the People's Republic until Thursday, Empire State Building representatives said in a statement.

The upper sections of the building are regularly illuminated to mark special occasions, ranging from all blue to mark Old Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra's death in 1998 to green for the annual Saint Patrick's Day.

Just last week the tower turned bright red.

However, that was not to mark some other communist achievement, but the 70th anniversary of the film The Wizard of Oz in which Dorothy wears ruby slippers rather than the silver of the original L Frank Baum novel.

- AFP

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