Empire State Building Endangered Species Light Show

BY TARA BURKE

This past Saturday the south facing side of the Empire State Building hosted a light show in order to bring awareness to endangered species. The show cost upwards of a million dollars and was the first time anything was projected onto the Empire State Building. As the show was only for one night from 9pm-12am we decided to find a rooftop where we could get a good view to watch it. So, Cailin went on the hunt for rooftops below 34th St. and found Cloud Social, a semi-undiscovered hotel rooftop bar, in Koreatown. The rooftop had a great view of the Empire State Building and it was nice to be able to sit and talk with friends in between the light show’s loop rotation.

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The light show in itself was pretty amazing. Huge projections of endangered species graced a 1,250 feet span of the top floors of the Empire State Building. The show combined a mixture of artistic expressions of the animals as well as true to life moving images. The moving images were really amazing especially since 40 projectors were used to make the animals come to life. It was really cool to be able to experience this once in a lifetime show.

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