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See Jamaica's black, green and gold on Empire State building Aug 6

Tuesday, July 24, 2012    

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NEW YORK, USA — Jamaica is among several countries which will have its national colours illuminated on the Empire State Building's (ESB) four sides during the London Olympics.

Jamaica's black, green and gold will be lit on the north side of the famed tower on August 6, the 50th anniversary of the nation's Independence.

The other sides of the tower will carry the colours of South Korea, Israel and Ireland on August 6.

This marks the second time ESB has split the tower's sides with four separate countries' lights in its history, according to PR Newswire.

"We are proud to shine our iconic tower lights to celebrate the countries competing in London," said Anthony E Malkin of the Empire State Building. "Just go to www.esbnyc.com to see what countries are being honoured each night," he said.

The ESB was named America's favourite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects and its observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions.

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