The Empire State Building rises 1,452 feet over Midtown Manhattan, just two-and-a-half blocks away from Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Rangers. That iconic building will be lit up this evening in conjunction with the NHL, as part of the buildup to next Monday's Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park.
Fancy press release stuff from the league:
As the countdown to the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® continues, the Empire State Building will celebrate the much-anticipated outdoor match-up between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers by shining its world-famous tower lights in Rangers and Flyers colors on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
The east/west sides of the building, with west facing Madison Square Garden, will be lit in the Rangers’ Blue, Red and White, while its north/south sides, with south facing the City of Philadelphia, will be lit in the Flyers’ Orange and White.
Except uh, when you look at a picture of that, it certainly looks like most of the building is bright with Flyers orange, as you can see here. Maybe it's just the angle or something, but the two sides dominated by orange on the building are just bigger than the two sides colored blue and red.
This would be like William Penn dressed in a blue and white shirt with orange sleeves.