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.READ MORE: TIMELINE: Nor'easter Could Bring More Than A Foot Of Snow To Long Island & Jersey Shore; Up To 8 Inches To NYC
The current system will be replaced by new computer-driven LED light fixtures.READ MORE: Nor'easter Triggers Blizzard Warning In Suffolk County, As New York Braces For Widespread Snowfall
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.MORE NEWS: Some Women Suffering From Long COVID Say Extreme Hair Loss Is Among Symptoms
Officials hope to have the new lights installed by September.