Empire State Building Bathes In Philippine Flag Colors For ‘Yolanda’ Victims [Photos]The Empire State Building will be bathed in red, blue, white and yellow for two days as it aims to raise awareness about the super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) tragedy.
Through its official twitter account, the building’s administrators said on Saturday: “Tonight and tomorrow night, our lights shine in the color of the #Philippines flag to raise awareness of the #Haiyan tragedy.”
This is the photo used by the Empire State Building.
It shows the legendary building donning the colors of the Philippine flag.
Many Filipinos also took to Twitter to tell @EmpireStateBldg how much they appreciate the initiative.
User Lara Juanillo said that people appreciate the support for Filipinos and the Philippines. She also thanked @EmpireStateBldg “for bringing hope & love”.
Twitter user Lia Andanar Yu tweeted: “Compassion unites us all! Humanity at its best!”
Lisa Llanera said the tweet and the picture attached to it made her cry.
User @corrgie simply tweeted: “MARAMING SALAMAT (thank you very much)”
Felix Manuel said: “Maraming Salamat!I can see the lights ffrom Woodside,Queens!Cant help but shed tears for my countrymen”
Yolanda (Haiyan), a monster storm said to be the strongest ever to make landfall, tore through central Philippines earlier this month leaving towns flattened in her wake. The death toll is already over 3,000 with estimates still climbing each day.
Estimates also peg damage caused by the super typhoon to be at least P9 billion.
Here are other photos of the Empire State Building donning the colors red, blue, white and yellow.