The Empire State Building: iconic American landmark, world’s biggest disco stick. Last night the Empire State Building’s new LED light system was on full display with it’s first light show. Beginning at 9 PM and choreographed to Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” and “Empire State of Mind,” the Empire State Building’s inaugural light show is sure to have club owners in the meatpacking district green with envy. Take a look at the view of the Empire State Building light show in the video below.
Empire State Building Light Show [VIDEO]
Philips described the technology behind the display in a press release, saying:
The state-of-the-art dynamic lighting system from PCK is unique to ESB and allows customized light capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors in limitless combinations along with effects previously not possible such as ripples, cross-fades, sparkles, chasers, sweeps, strobes and bursts. In addition to greater control and management of the lighting, the new computerized system will deliver superior light and vibrancy levels in real-time, unlike the previous floodlights.
Ms Keys was excited to be a part of the historic project. “The Empire State Building has always been a symbol of what’s possible in New York, and all the dreams that can come true in this city that never sleeps,” she said in a statement. “I’m so excited to unveil the new tower lights that are going to illuminate the city below like never before—shining bright with inspiration. As a proud New Yorker, I’m so honored and humbled to be a little part of its history.”
The songs were played in sync with local radio stations Z100, Power105, 106.7 Lite fm and 103.5 KTU.
It is unclear if the LED lights will be used for any similar events in the near future or if they will lead to more creative displays for holidays and local sports achievements.