Who Lost the ESB? City’s Tallest Tower Going Red and Yellow for China



empire state build 2 Who Lost the ESB? Citys Tallest Tower Going Red and Yellow for ChinaOn Wednesday and Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., the Empire State Building will be lit up in red and yellow to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, according to the tower’s PR rep.

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The choice of colors is derived from the Chinese flag, a red banner with five gold stars in the upper left corner. The color scheme and style is similar to that of the former Soviet flag, a red banner with a gold hammer, sickle, and five-pointed star in the top left corner.

Oct. 1 is China’s National Day, celebrating the events in 1949, when Mao Zedong and other Communist Party officials, addressed a massive crowd in Tiananmen Square and declared China’s “Democratic Dictatorship.” Cheers.