Empire State Building Flashes Red For Trump, Blue for Clinton

Even the Empire State Building was ready to call the GOP presidential primary for Donald Trump within minutes of polls closing Monday night.

The top third of the iconic midtown Manhattan skyscraper, which partnered with CNN to display election returns, flashed bright red for Trump minutes after the polls in New York closed Tuesday night. 


NBC News projected that Trump would win the primary almost immediately. Several other outlets also called the race for Trump as soon as polls closed.

Trump's victory, and the hue of the red lights spurred several jokes on Twitter, with some hearkening to the tower of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Later, the top of the building turned blue once Clinton was declared the winner of the Democratic contest.

Finally, the skyscraper split between blue and red for the two candidates.

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