Empire State Building Honors Emergency Workers With 'Siren' Display


The Empire State Building pulsed red and white Monday night in honor of emergency workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The skyscraper debuted the siren-like LED display Monday night after the 9pm light sync with Z100 New York's airing of Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind."

"Starting tonight through the COVID-19 battle, out signature white lights will be replaced by the heartbeat of America with a white and red siren in the mast for heroic emergency workers on the front line of the fight," read a tweet from the building's account Monday.

New York has become one of the world's epicenters for the novel coronavirus. As of Tuesday morning, the state had reported nearly 67,000 confirmed cases of the virus, more than half of which were located in NYC's five boroughs.

All this week iHeartRadio, and Elvis Duran are teaming up with the Empire State Building to create a new music-to-light show every night through April 2. The light show will honor the everyday heroes risking their lives to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Each night, Elvis Duran and Z100 will salute the heroes on the front line of this crisis; Z100 will then play the inspiring New York anthem from Alicia Keys, “New York State of Mind, " as the Empire State Building begins its dramatic light show to Keys’ song.

Watch the Empire State Building and Z100 New York light show sync in action below.

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