Empire State Building lights up in blue, red, yellow for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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New York’s iconic Empire State Building bathed in blue, red and yellow in solidarity with the victims of Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ in the Philippines. Photo by the Philippine Embassy in the United States

MANILA, Philippines—For two consecutive nights, blue, red and yellow colors illuminated the iconic Empire State Building in New York City in solidarity with the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

The 103-story skycraper rising above the Manhattan skyline began to display the colors of the Philippine flag on Friday (Saturday in Manila), and again on Saturday, New York time.

“Empire State Building raises awareness and support for Typhoon Haiyan (victims) in the Philippines,” the management of the 82-year-old building said on its website.

Each night, the building’s tower lights take on a new lighting sequence, representing major holidays, iconic milestones and global events.

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