Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Empire State Building in Purple Green and Gold

We Did It!

It was a spur of the moment thing, Daphne and I were talking about Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday last Sunday and thought about how the Empire State Building does theme colors, how it would be a nice gesture for displaced New Orleanians to show Mardi Gras colors on Tuesday.

A little research showed Feb 28th was the ESB 'default color' (white), so I wrote an email to the building management and suggested Purple Green and Gold, (my note and the reply is below). Evidently the building management receives a ton of lighting requests throughout the year for color themes but somehow our last minute request captured their attention.

It ain't Fat Tuesday everywhere... Evidently the further away your radius is from Louisiana, the more it is "just Tuesday". A lady came up to us while we snapped photos and said, "isn't it beautiful? I never get tired of it." She had no idea was Fat Tuesday was or what it ment, but thought it was pretty cool that we had the ESB lit it up for Katrina refugees in the New York metro area.

--we wrote to ESB: Fat Tuesday is February 28 and as a gesture to those from Louisiana, lighting the Empire State Building "PURPLE, GREEN and GOLD" would mean a lot to us refugees who are in the New York area. *Purple represents Justice; Green represents Faith; Gold represents Power.

--ESB replied: Excellent idea, we are doing the lights tonight!

Hey we fought the cold and went to 34th Street, took some close-ups too...


Jazzfest Grids said...

Extremely cool. Way to go.

sharky said...

Great pics and a wonderful idea, Im glad they did it!

Bingo Man said...

Wonderful, the need to keep it going.

SteveMiami said...
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Pony Dancer said...

That was a GREAT Idea! Everyone around the counrty should have dispayed their own cities in Purple,Green and Gold as homage on Fat Tueday.

SteveMiami said...

Empire State Building sent us this email today (3/2/06):
Thank you so much. We really do care about the people of New Orleans -- this was the most visible way to show it!