Empire State Building lights up with Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl on Fire’ (Video)

By Daniel S Levine,

The Empire State Building put on a light show for New Yorkers to enjoy, synchronized to Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” and “Empire State of Mind.” The LED light show was the first since the election, when the building first showed what the system could do, giving real-time results.

According to Mashable, the system was created by Philips Color Kinetics and started at 9pm Monday night. The display was synchronized with Clear Channel-owned radio stations like Z100, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite FM, which all played the songs at the same time.

Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio.com also posted a video of Keys talking about lighting up the iconic landmark and her reaction to seeing the display. Keys flipped the switch that started the show.

“The Empire State Building has always been a symbol of what's possible in New York, and all the dreams that can come true in this city that never sleeps,” Keys said in a statement, reports Gothamist. “I'm so excited to unveil the new tower lights that are going to illuminate the city below like never before—shining bright with inspiration. As a proud New Yorker, I'm so honored and humbled to be a little part of its history.”

The last time the LED lights were used came on Election Night, which was the system’s first test. Data from CNN was used to show the results.

You can check out the full show in the video below:



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