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Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Empire State Building in New York, Big Ben in London, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, and others flick the switch for Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the ferris wheel are seen after their lights went out as seen from Sydney's Luna Park for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 30, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building

Apr 16, 2014 - 10:31 PM

The Triple Yellow 2015 Mustang was taken apart whisked up by elevator to the observation deck and painstakingly reassembled overnight in freezing wind rain and snow

ICONIC: Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford (L) and Empire State Realty Trust CEO Anthony Malkin pose as the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible is revealed at the top of the Empire State Building in New York, April 16, 2014

Lights off for Earth Hour's global crowdfunding call

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Earth Hour 2014 aims to raise money for local environmental projects including providing fiberglass boat technology for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

FOR CROWDFUNDING. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Director Marc Webb of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' attend the Earth Hour Kick-Off with Spider-Man, The First Super Hero Ambassador for Earth Hour. Photo by AFP

Empire State lights up, mirrors PH flag colors for Haiyan victims

Nov 16, 2013 - 5:39 PM

The New York icon lights up to raise awareness of the Haiyan tragedy

LIGHTS AGAINST ADVERSITY. The Empire State Building lights up as the Philippine flag to bring awareness of Haiyan to more New Yorkers. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

World welcomes 2013 in rolling New Year's party

Jan 01, 2013 - 1:49 PM

Learn how people around the world celebrated the coming of 2013

CNN's Empire State Building gimmick: Solid or silly?

Nov 07, 2012 - 9:29 AM

From holograms to the Empire State Building CNN continues its election gimmick streak

World Trade Center becomes highest NY tower

May 01, 2012 - 3:06 PM

Coming on the eve of the anniversary of the killing by US forces of Osama bin Laden mastermind of the al Qaeda attack that demolished the former World Trade Center the moment was marked by a celebration of technical prowess and flag waving patriotism

NYC'S TALLEST. One World Trade Center building, which is under construction on the site of the destroyed original World Trade Center, is seen on April 30, 2012 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP