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Empire State Building to don FC Barcelona’s colours

The Empire State Building in New York will be illuminated in the traditional colours of FC Barcelona on Wednesday afternoon once the sun goes down.

The event, the Spanish side said, is a tribute to the Club and its Foundation for its alliance with UNICEF in the year of its tenth anniversary. It is “also as a welcome to Barça in the city in its new headquarters”.

A statement on the club’s website reads: “Prior to the representation of the Club, the first vice-president Jordi Cardoner and former player Ronaldinho will take part in the traditional act of turning on the lights. The skyscraper will light up the New York sky with the club’s colours throughout the night”

The Empire State Building, constructed between 1929 and 1931, is not only an icon of the city but also of the American dream.

The 381 metres tall building consists of 102 floors. For over 42 years, until 1974, the building was the world’s tallest skyscraper.

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