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New York skyscraper to be illuminated with colors of Ukraine's flag

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Aug. 1, 2012, 5:43 p.m. | Sports — by Interfax-Ukraine

New York's highest building – the Empire State Building - will be illuminated on Wednesday with the colors of Ukraine's state flag in honor of Ukrainian Olympians.
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New York's highest building – the Empire State Building - will be illuminated on Wednesday with the colors of Ukraine's state flag in honor of Ukrainian Olympians, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oleksandr Dykusarov has said.

"On the evening of Aug. 1, residents and visitors of New York will be able to see the southern part of the Empire State Building illuminated with the yellow and blue of the state flag of Ukraine in honor of the Ukrainian Olympic team," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.

Dykusarov said that according to Ukraine's consulate general in New York, within 17 days of the current Olympic Games the Empire State Building will be alternately illuminated with the colors the state flags of the countries whose representatives are participating in these competitions.

He noted that the Empire State Building, which has a height of 443 meters and 102 stories, was built in 1931-1932.

Ukraine's Olympic team currently has two gold and two bronze medals.

New York City greets the Ukrainian athletes in London! Yesterday the Empire State Building was lit up in Ukrainian national colors of blue and yellow. On the eve of the London 2012 Olympics, the Empire State Building started rotating its colors every night to salute the athletes competing in the games. (Courtesy)
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