Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Empire State Building Lights Turn Blue for President Obama's Reelection

Empire State Building Lights Turn Blue for President Obama's Reelection


Oh what a night! November 6th, 2012, at about 11:20-ish PM, President Barack Obama made history again by being reelected for a second term!

To keep up with all the challenge keeping up with the election night predictions and polls, Empire State Building decided to use its magnificent lights to keep NYC Metro updated on what was happening. I peeked through at around 7:30 PM and didn't notice anything different. It looked something like this:

Empire State Building lights change colors to keep up with latest polls, presidential election night 2012. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Manhattan on Election 2012 Night: Empire State Building lights change colors to keep up with latest polls, presidential election night 2012. Photo by Alina Oswald. This image was taken at 7:30 PM, election night.

In the beginning, the ESB antenna displayed its white color, while the rest of top was showered in a combination of red, white and blue stripes. As results started to trickle in, the antenna was changing its colors displaying two columns--one in blue and the other in red.

I took the image below right after they announced the prediction that Obama had won the reelection. I chose to wait until after the speeches to post anything, just to be sure.

And here it is: Empire State Building lights announcing the reelection of President Barack Obama: The antenna displays a simulation of the final count (with Barack Obama at 303 electoral votes!) and the rest of the ESB lights turned blue, for democrats, for Obama's victory.


Empire State Building lights turn blue to celebrate President Barack Obama's reelection. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Four More Years: Empire State Building lights turn blue for the reelection of President Barack Obama. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. 

On January 20th, 2013, we'll start the four-more-years we've asked for (and our wish has been granted). But until then, there's half a winter, which, in addition, decided to start early. Like in today. Yes, we're waiting for the Nor'easter...

Stay safe. Stay warm.

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Alina Oswald
Writer/Photographer
Author of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of AIDS