NBC News reports:
The Empire State Building has turned all the colors of the rainbow for many occasions but when it turned into a blaring red beacon on Monday night, the message was clear: New York is under the state of emergency.
The building’s owner, Empire State Realty Trust, says the tower of the iconic New York City landmark will turn red each night and spin to pay tribute to all the heroes on the frontline of the coronavirus epidemic.
Some say the tribute to first responders and health care workers is a nice gesture and some found giant emergency signal eerie. Others had mixed feelings, as one person puts it: “Can’t decide if the ‘Red Alert’ is gorgeous or terrifying.”
The Empire State Building signaling we’ve officially transformed into Gotham pic.twitter.com/dJdscWvI0a
— Kara Head (@karahead_) March 31, 2020
New York’s Empire State Building was lit up like an ambulance siren on Monday night in tribute to medical workers fighting coronavirus.
— CNN (@CNN) March 31, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) March 31, 2020
NYC right now. The Empire State building lights are pulsating like a heart, the ambulances are incessant. This feels like something out of a movie. pic.twitter.com/23DjEbA1vm
— Annabelle Lyttle (@AnnabelleLyttle) March 30, 2020
On the right is the red siren in the fog that has become the top of Empire State Building to honor emergency workers. In the water on the left, the blue sirens from boats guarding the USNS Comfort. pic.twitter.com/FzFOiXQ2gU
— Zach Haberman (@ZHaberman) March 31, 2020