The Empire State Building Will Track Election Results In Bright, Shiny Lights

Illustration for article titled The Empire State Building Will Track Election Results In Bright, Shiny Lights

ABC and NBC News may have hijacked Times Square and Rockafeller Plaza's ice-rink, respectively, for tonight's presidential potato sack race. But CNN will actually project their real-time results where the whole city (and country) can see: the Empire State Building.

The tower's brand new LED-technology will be put into use for the first time as the spire becomes a meter (Romney in red, Obama in blue) for CNN's running tally of electoral votes. Just below, the mast itself will glow with stripes in a patriotic red, white, and blue.

The real show, though, won't come until the end of the night when a winner is, hopefully, announced. At this point, the tower lights will change to either all-red or all-blue, lighting up the victor's hearts and pouring salt on the defeated's fresh, open wounds. Because America. [CNN via Mashable]

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if this pulls ANY resources from the recovery efforts it should be cancelled