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Talking Data Visualization: CNN to Display Election Results on Empire State Building

The Empire State Building will be a realtime infographic tonight! CNN will join forces Tuesday evening with the iconic Empire State Building to display to New Yorkers and the network’s viewers in the United States and around the world the results of the presidential election.

As each state is projected by CNN and electoral votes are allocated to the candidates, a vertical LED-illuminated “meter” located atop the spire of the building will display CNN’s running tally of the race to 270.Empire State Building

According to CNN, which will exclusively stream footage of the live lightshow, the four-sided tower will be colored in red, white, and blue vertical stripes, while the mast will be lit in blue and in red on two sides each to represent President Obama and Gov. Romney’s

respective electoral vote totals. CNN, which will exclusively shoot footage from the rooftop of a neighboring building, will air live images of the illuminated tower as the evening’s results progress. When CNN projects a winner of the presidential election, the tower lights of the Empire State Building will change color to all-blue or to all-red.

Tune in to CNN’s “Election Night in America” coverage beginning at 6 p.m. ET, or join the conversation on Twitter by following #CNNElection and@EmpireStateBldg.

Source: CNN.com

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