Empire State Building’s Eerie Tribute To First Responders Spooks New Yorkers

The nighttime light show left many people feeling uneasy.

The Empire State Building lit up in tribute to the first responders on the front lines of New York’s battle with the coronavirus pandemic.

But the salute struck some as a little bit off.

New York state has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, with nearly 67,000 sick and more than 1,300 dead.

In honor of emergency workers, the Empire State Building broke out what it called a “heartbeat of America” display. The upper floors pulsed red, like a heartbeat, while the mast flashed like the lights atop an emergency vehicle:

People on social media seemed to like the heartbeat.

The emergency light effect? Not so much:

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