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The upcoming Empire State Building colors

Written by
Tolly Wright

New York's most historic skyscraper keeps with the current times by changing its color lights depending on events and holiday going on in the city. It's quite romantic AND informative. Here's what you can look forward to through the rest of 2015. 

December 23: Tonight, in honor of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl—which, to our best understanding, is some sort of sports pageant with buff college boys at Yankees Stadium—the landmark's lights will be split with the north and south sides displaying Duke University's blue and white colors and the east and west sides representing Indiana University's crimson and white pride. 

December 24-30: Magenta! Just kidding, of course it'll be green and red. Not even the skies can escape the grip Christmas has on New York.

December 31: When it comes to New Year's Eve the 85-year-old icon isn't too old to party. It's getting all gussied up and funky for the occasion with a special sparkling multicolor effect. Five minutes before midnight it will change to its classic white lights—a perfect amount of warning time for those wandering around midtown to find somebody to kiss—and then it will switch back to the party lights until sunrise on New Year's Day.     

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