NewsElections Empire State Building lit in red, blue for New York primary The Empire State Building was lit in red and blue for New York's presidential primary on April 19, 2016. Photo Credit: davidemaio85 via Instagram By Lauren Cook email@example.com Updated April 20, 2016 8:36 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The Empire State Building went political Tuesday night for the New York presidential primary. The Empire State Building tweeted that the lighting was in partnership with CNN’s primary coverage. The tower was lit in red after CNN had projected Donald Trump as the Republican winner and dark blue after Hillary Clinton was projected the Democratic winner. recommended reading Trump, Clinton win New York primary The tower was also lit in both blue and red throughout the night. By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.