Empire State Building lights up in red and blue

NEW YORK (AP) - November 5, 2008

The iconic skyscraper in New York City illuminated its tower in blue and red Tuesday night, representing respectively, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

The winner's color will light the tower Wednesday night. The red-blue split will stay if the result isn't known by then.

The tower lights frequently are themed. The first election lighting signaled Franklin D. Roosevelt's win in 1932.

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