Empire State Building’s Dazzling 4th of July Light Show

Thursday night, if you were in New York you may have witnessed an epic light show high up in the sky. During the grand finale, while the final fireworks exploded over the Hudson River for the 37th Annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display, a brand new light show on a world famous building joined in on the fun. With music curated by Usher, a dazzling array of lights synched to both the music and the fireworks lit up the Empire State Building. The light show was created by lighting design artist Marc Brickman.

Back in November 2012, the iconic building was outfitted with new LED tower lights that has the capability to change to over 16 million colors. In addition, the system is outfitted with special effects like ripples, sparkles, chasers, strobes and bursts.

To really get a feel for the show, make sure to watch the video below. If you're short on time, check it out from 1:38 on, when the camera pans out and the can see the whole city's skyline. Wow, just wow.

Photo credit [Empire State Building]

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