Remember back in August when we wondered about who controlled the lights on the top of the Empire State Building?
At least for tonight we know that it’s CNN.
The media powerhouse will be broadcasting election results in real-time using the beams of LED lights at the top of the Empire State Building. Red signifies Romney, blue for Obama.
As the electoral college votes roll in, the bars on the top will move accordingly, tallying the competition up to 270.
You can follow the election night conversation and the lights on Twitter at #CNNElection and @EmpireStateBldg.
Photo courtesy of CNN.
We’ve been wondering this for awhile and finally did some research. Turns out the short answer is: you do. Ok, maybe you don’t right now, but you could! The Empire State Building accepts lighting partners for special events, causes and milestones. You just have to fill out an application and you could be chosen.
Before you rush over there, though, we’re pretty sure they’re not going to turn on the lights for your cat’s birthday. Just sayin’…