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Empire State Building Lights Up As Giant Red & White Siren to Honor Emergency Workers - New York

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

On Monday (March 30) the Empire State building was lit up as a giant siren at night to honor emergency workers with a music to light show playing Alicia Key's "Empire State of Mind."

The tower’s white lights were replaced with red lights and a white and red siren light to honor all the NYC’s healthcare workers. The Empire States Instagram post shared a post saying:

We’ll never stop shining for you.


Starting tonight through the COVID-19 battle, our lights will display the heartbeat of America with a white and red siren in the mast, honoring the heroic emergency workers on the front line of the fight. ❤️


At 9PM, our @iheartradio @aliciakeys #EmpireStateofMind music-to-light show will continue with the song playing simultaneously on @z100NewYork’s @elvisduranshow. #EmpireStateBuilding

New York is now the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the US. Hospitals and healthcare workers are being stretched to their limits with dwindling protective gear and supplies to keep them safe while treating floods of critically ill coronavirus patients.

There are over 184,000 cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of Tuesday midday, according to the John Hopkins and CDC interactive tracking maps. Half of those cases are in New York.

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