August 07, 2012
The north side of the Empire State Building in New York City will be illuminated with the colors of Latvia’s flag the night of Aug. 7, according to the structure’s official website.
The tribute is part of the building management’s celebration of the 2012 London Olympics. Sharing the spotlights will be Colombia on the west side, Uzbekistan on the south and Ethiopia on the east.
The other two Baltic nations will be highlighted Aug. 10, with Lithuania’s flag colors viewable on the north side and Estonia’s on the south.
The building, which opened in 1931, is owned by investor Peter L. Malkin.
Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000-2012 he was editor of the website.