October 12, 2007

The Empire State Building was once the world’s tallest, until the World Trade Center came along.  While other buildings elsewhere eventually topped it, the Empire State Building remained the second-tallest building in New York City—until September 11, 2001, when the will of Allah made it the city’s tallest once again.

Which makes the irony of this Breitbart report almost unbearable:

New York’s iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said.

“This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah,” according to a statement.

Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month, is expected to be celebrated in New York from Friday, depending on when the new moon is sighted, and the city’s tallest skyscraper will remain green until Sunday.

In other new, the nation’s fifth-largest retailer is expected to announce that it will open a store on the top floor of the Empire State Building.  Plans reportedly include the world’s largest display of the company’s logo on the side of the building.


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