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Giant animals will be projected on the Empire State Building this Saturday

Giant animals will be projected on the Empire State Building this Saturday
Photograph: Jillian O'Brien/NYonAir

Tomorrow night, New York really will be an urban jungle.

We’re used to the Empire State Building lighting up to mark holidays, special events and big milestones, but this Saturday, the NYC landmark is really going for it. In order to raise awareness about endangered species around the globe, filmmakers Louie Psihoyos and Travis Threlkel will be projecting gigantic, moving animals on the NYC landmark, including snow leopards, cheetahs, bald eagles, black rhinos and humpback whales, all of which are currently endangered.

You can see some exciting renderings of the project here, which will be on display from 9pm to 12am. The animals will be 375 feet tall and 186 feet wide, covering 33 floors of the building so... they should be pretty hard to miss.

Photograph: Shawn Heinrichs

 

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