New York's Empire State Building lights up for Eid

New York's Empire State Building glows green for Islam's Eid al-Fitr
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25 May, 2020
The historic US landmark marked the Muslim Eid holiday with green lights that glowed across New York's Manhattan.
The Empire State building lights up in different colors to mark holidays [Twitter: @gigi_nyc]
The New York Empire State Building was lit in green late on Sunday to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
"Celebrating Eid al-Fitr with an all-green heartbeat this evening!" the official landmark's account wrote on Twitter.

The privately-owned 102-story skyscraper, which usually recieves upwards of 3.8 million visitors annually, is currently closed to visitors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The building regularly shines colours to mark many religious holidays throught the year. Otherwise, it is illuminated in white every night.

"Beautiful, right? It’s good to see that NY can continue to hold together with love and mutual respect for all of our people. It’s what makes this one of the greatest cities in the world," one person wrote in response.

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Earlier in the week on Tuesday, the skyscraper also lit green as a tribute to the dedication of NYC park workers.

The building, which reaches a height of 381 meters, was previously the tallest building in the world for forty years, before Dubai's Burj Khalifa took the title.


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