How The Empire State Building Glowed For World Emoji Day


Lots of smiley vibes.

New York’s Empire State Building has always been a champion for special occasions. Often, we think of 4th of July, New Years Eve…but now Manhattan’s most iconic building is also celebrating the digital age by lighting up on World Emoji Day, which is on July 17th.

The color changed on Monday night in “emoji yellow” covered the Big Apple with smiley vibes.

In the past, Empire State Building has used computer-controlled LED light system to spotlight important issues, including: animal endangerment and International Women’s Day.

Besides the Empire State, other famous landmarks around the world also celebrated World Emoji Day, such as: London’s Royal Opera House which showcased 20 operas and ballets in emoji form online.

It’s been revealed by Apple that the next version of emojis will be part of iOS 11, set to be released in autumn. They will include breastfeeding mothers, people of color, and LGBTQ couples.

How fun it must’ve been in NYC last night, to look up and see a smiley 🙂

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