Empire State gets coloured Caribbean

To kick off Caribbean Week 2007 in New York City, the
Empire State Building will brighten up the city skyline by filling it with the
colours of the Caribbean from June 8 - 10, 2007.For the second consecutive year, the Empire State Building will illuminate the sky
with yellow symbolizing the warm sunshine (on top), green representing the lushness
and swaying palm trees (in the middle), and blue symbolizing the Caribbean Sea (on
the bottom). Caribbean Week 2007, arranged by the Caribbean Tourism and Development
Company (CTDC), will celebrate the spirit and hospitality of the Caribbean through
cultural presentations, sports tournaments (cricket and volleyball), chef
demonstrations, vacation special offers and exciting events throughout New York City
from June 9 - 17, 2007.

“The lighting of the Empire State Building is a great tribute to Caribbean people
everywhere, as New York is home to millions of persons of Caribbean descent,” said
Hugh Riley, one of Caribbean Week’s main organizers. “The goal of the weeklong
festivities has always been to provide New York’s five boroughs with a taste of
Caribbean culture and spirit, and with our colors proudly displayed high above New
York City, our presence will surely make a bold statement, as well as emphasize the
importance of June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month.”

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the World’s
Most Famous Office Building. With new investments in infrastructure, public areas
and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a
diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust
broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the
New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was recently named America’s
favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects.