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    It might be a stupid question, but I actually don't know:

    Does the Empire State Building turn off it's light at night? ... I thought it was on until the daylight but I was in New York last week, fantastic by the way, and at 1-2am the light went out. The only light left was from the offices inside and on the very top at the start of the antenna.

    I had never seen it that way before! Looked very ... don't wanna call the ESB ugly, but it didn't look very nice.

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    Yeah it doesn't shine the whole night/morning. Most buildings shut their decorative lights at around midnight.

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    Except for the ring of white lights near the 102nd floor, the decorative lights are turned off after midnight and, on occasion, to save the lives of meandering birds. You can read up on the lighting scheme and its history at: http://www.esbnyc.com/tourism/touris...TOKEN=54998067

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    Every once in a while over the past few months I have seen that the lights stay on all night long. Has anyone else noticed that?

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    IMO they should stay on all night, I guess it costs too much or something :?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYatKNIGHT
    Every once in a while over the past few months I have seen that the lights stay on all night long. Has anyone else noticed that?
    Up until a few months ago, the ESB went through a stretch of about 5 or 6 months when the lights were left on all night (white). Supposedly, this had something to do with antenna work, but it went on for a while...

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    Oh yeah, that 's right. But they stayed on all night just a few nights ago, maybe they're still doing some work up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILUVNYC
    IMO they should stay on all night, I guess it costs too much or something :?:
    Light pollution.

    Some people like to see a few stars every now and then.

    Besides the fact that they do waste power.

    Just like Christmas Lights, there is a time for them to be on, and a time for them to be off. And I don't mean during the day either!!!

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    Seeing stars is always good.

    ESB was red, yellow and blue Tuesday night to celebrate the independence day of a certain Latin American republic which gives us the world's finest coffee and most of the world's emeralds. Viva Colombia.

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    This doesnt really go here but when you guys were tlaking abotu the lighting of the buildign i went onto the ESB site and i was looking at the kids drawings of the building. This one really struck me as funny. This kid needs a whipping, lol. joking of course.


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    He's the only one on the entire site that I noticed drew the ESB shorter than multiple buildings.

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    :wink: Who knows he could be a great dreamer and will become part of the architecture family in the city one day. Very creative. Maybe he feels that there aren't enough big buildings around the ESB and believe me I felt the same way not a while ago.

    I rather see alot of new buildings poping up around the ESB myself but not as large or bigger than the ESB. That woudnt be fair to the king of mid-midtown.

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    Maybe he just drew the ESB first, then filled in the space around it.

    Geez guys, sometimes a picture is just a picture....

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    Maybe it's a view from far up (or down) Fifth Avenue. Ever heard of perspective, people? Yeesh :P

    (Edited due to typo)

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    He deserves extra credit just for that spire. I'm impressed.

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