When the Empire State Building was built in the 1930’s, it was all the rage for being the world’s tallest building at the time. Since that title no longer belongs to the 102 story building in New York, it seems to be finding other ways to remain a relevant attraction.
It is common knowledge that the Empire State Building projects images of whatever is a popular cause or occasion in current affairs. The tower projects a heart on Valentine’s Day, pink for breast cancer awareness and several other motifs for different causes.
Recently, with the death of Cecile the lion, people are showing their long overdue compassion towards the animal kingdom. The acts of poaching and hunting are rightfully despised by many since the incident with Cecile.
In memory of the lion and all other animals that have been killed mercilessly, the Empire State Building has projected images of endangered species.
Two filmmakers have projected the digital imagery of “Racing Extinction,” showing pictures of animals like the manta ray, snow leopard and many more sprawled across the building. This was organized by the Oceanic Preservation Society and was a spectacle to behold indeed.
Image: Via Flickr/Anthony Quintano