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Empire State Building Getting New LED Lights With 16 Million Color Options

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- An iconic spire of the Empire State Building has been a landmark since 1931 when President Herbert Hoover turned on the lights at the top of the building for the first time.

Now, those lights are getting a high-tech makeover.

The current system will be replaced by new computer-driven LED light fixtures.

The new energy efficient lights will have 16 million color options, as compared to the 10 used now.

Currently, it takes a team several hours to change the colors but with the new system, the color changes can be made instantly.

Officials hope to have the new lights installed by September.

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