PHOTO: Empire State Building Shines With Germany’s Colors

Germany’s 7-1 World Cup win over Brazil was so impressive that even one of the most recognizable landmarks in America acknowledged it. On Tuesday night, the Empire State Building was lit up in Germany’s colors.


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This is one of the cooler peripheral things that happens in sports. The Empire State Building lights up for all kinds of events – from St. Patrick’s Day to UNICEF’s Snowflake Ball to Prince William and Princess Kate’s visit. The fact that they keep it 100 for sporting events makes it even better. And not just sporting events in New York City, but those around the world.

Below is an actual calendar of the lights that the national landmark has fired up over the past year.

  • July 07, 2014: National colors of Argentina, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands
  • July 08, 2014: Gold, red and black in celebration of Germany’s World Cup semi-finals victory.
  • July 09, 2014: Light blue, white and yellow for Argentina’s World Cup semi-finals victory.
  • July 10, 2014: National colors of Germany and Argentina in honor of the World Cup finalists.
  • July 11, 2014: National colors of Germany and Argentina in honor of the World Cup finalists.
  • July 12, 2014: National colors of Germany and Argentina in honor of the World Cup finalists.
  • July 13, 2014: Gold, red and black in celebration of Germany’s World Cup victory.
  • September 05, 2014: Green, blue and yellow sparkle in honor of the Finals Weekend at the US Open.
  • September 06, 2014: Green, blue and yellow sparkle in honor of the Finals Weekend at the US Open.
  • September 07, 2014: Green, blue and yellow sparkle in honor of the Finals Weekend at the US Open.
  • September 08, 2014: Green, blue and yellow sparkle in honor of the Finals Weekend at the US Open.
  • September 28, 2014: Blue and white pinstripes in honor of Derek Jeter.
  • September 29, 2014: Blue and white pinstripes in honor of Derek Jeter.
  • November 03, 2014: White and black in honor of the Brooklyn Nets 2014-2015 Home Opener.
  • December 26, 2014: Split lights for Boston College and Penn State in honor of the Pinstripe Bowl.
  • January 12, 2015: Split lights in honor of The University of Oregon and The Ohio State University.
  • January 18, 2015: Split lights in celebration of the AFC and NFC Championship games.
  • February 01, 2015: As a virtual scoreboard in honor of Super Bowl XLIX.
  • February 13, 2015: In a rotation of NBA teams’ colors in celebration of the 2015 All-Star Game.
  • February 15, 2015: Purple and yellow in honor of the 139th Annual Westminster All Breed Dog Show.

Like we said, just an awesome tradition for the Empire State Building. Given the wide array of events, it’s exciting to see what they’ll cook up next.

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