Empire State Building Projection Shines A Light On Endangered Animals

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New York’s famed Empire State Building hosted new guests on Saturday night as images of endangered animals were flashed across its facade.

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Pictures of snow leopards, tigers and various sea creatures were shown. A 350ft (106m) image of Cecil, the famous lion killed in Zimbabwe earlier this month, also appeared.

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Organisers said the event was a “first-of-its-kind” live video projection.

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It drew huge crowds of spectators, who stopped to gaze at the display and capture their own pictures.

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In all 160 species were shown, including marine mammals, insects, and even the shadow of King Kong climbing up the building.
The eight-minute sessions were repeated every 15 minutes from 21:00 to 24:00 local time (01:00 to 04:00 GMT) and were visible from almost 20 blocks away.

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People watch a projection on the Empire State Building on 1 August 2015

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The Empire State Building is one of Manhattan’s highest structures, standing 1,250ft (381m) tall.

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Up to 40 large projectors were used to shine the striking images on to its facade.

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The event was organised as part of a promotion for a new Discovery Channel documentary, Racing Extinction, which is set to air in December.

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