The Empire State Building shines green and yellow to celebrate South Africa’s participation in London

The Empire State Building (ESB) will celebrate nations competing in London by illuminating each of the four sides of its famed tower lights – north, south, east and west – in the colors of participating countries’ flags.

On Monday, July 30, 2012, the Empire State Building will shine its iconic tower lights in green and yellow on the south side of the building to honor South Africa’s participation.

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Contact: Edelman Public Relations
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