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Empire State Building to Track Super Bowl XLVII

49er fans want the Empire State Building to glow in red and gold all Sunday night



    Empire State Building to Track Super Bowl XLVII
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    This is the normal lighting for the Empire State Building. Come Sunday night, the hues will hopefully be more red and a vibrant gold.

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    The Empire State Building will honor the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night during Super Bowl XLVII.

    Kick off is 3:30 p.m. Calfifornia time. 

    Oddsmakers in Las Vegas have made the 49ers favorites for the game that pits West Coast vs. East Coast and Brother vs. Brother.

    No team with such a statistical advantage has lost a Super Bowl matchup in 43 years, says ACTA Sports.

    One of the most famous structures in the world will glow in real time in the color of the team that scores a touchdown.

    New York officials say the lights on the top of the Empire State Building will showcase dynamic special effects of the landmark’s famous LED tower lights.

    During the game Sunday, the tower lights will rotate 49ers gold and red or Ravens purple and white. For each touchdown scored, the lights will sparkle in the scoring team’s colors.

    The colors of the winning team will dazzle the New York City skyline until sunrise Monday.  

    The Empire State Building recently unveiled its new state-of-the-art LED lighting system designed by Philips Color Kinetics. The new system allows customized light capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors. The lights can ripple, sparkle and cross fade, according to Philips.

    The Empire State Building, completed in 1931, soars 102 stories above Midtown Manhattan.

    Its observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions and is the East Coast's No. 1 tourist destination.