All The Landmarks Around The World Turning Green For Paddy's Day

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All The Landmarks Around The World Turning Green For Paddy's Day


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Around 300 iconic landmarks around the world are going green for St Patrick's Day 2018. From Rome to Rio and from London to Las Vegas, a host of buildings and sites will be changing colour over the coming days as part of Tourism Ireland's 'Global Greening' initiative, which is back for its ninth consecutive year. 

This year’s ‘Greenings’ include some quirky places and things, including a giant, 25.2 metre Blue Whale skeleton, called ‘Hope’, suspended from the ceiling in the Natural History Museum in London, a lion statue made from re-cycled flip flops which have been washed up on the coastline of Kenya and the Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, in northern Finland. 

New buildings and sites taking part this year include the Luxur Obélisque at the centre of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, the San Mamés stadium in Bilbao (the home of Athletic Club Bilbao) and Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

See the full list below. The landmarks going green for the first time are marked with a *

Great Britain

  • Blue Whale skeleton in the Natural History Museum, London *
  • Tower 42, London *
  • London Eye
  • Heron Tower, London
  • Nelson’s Column, London
  • Selfridges, London
  • Selfridges, Birmingham
  • Trafalgar Square fountains, London *
  • National Football Museum, Manchester *
  • Trafford Centre, Manchester
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth *
  • SEC Armadillo, Glasgow                                                           
  • SSE Hydro, Glasgow

North America

United States

  • Empire State Building, New York
  • Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (Tappan Zee Bridge), New York *
  • One World Trade Center, New York
  • Wells Fargo building, Albuquerque
  • 360 Residential Condominiums tower, Austin
  • City Hall, Cedar Park
  • Chicago Board of Trade building
  • Civic Opera House, Chicago
  • Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago
  • John Hancock Center, Chicago
  • Novak Construction, Chicago
  • Navy Pier, Chicago
  • One Prudential Plaza, Chicago
  • Soldier Field, Chicago
  • State Street, Chicago
  • Wrigley Building, Chicago
  • Harbor Bridge, Corpus Christi *
  • Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas
  • Reunion Tower, Dallas
  • City Hall, Denver
  • City Hall, Houston
  • ‘Welcome’ sign, Las Vegas
  • High Roller at The LINQ, Las Vegas
  • Keep Memory Alive Event Center (KMAEC), Las Vegas
  • ONE Summerlin, Las Vegas *
  • The Palazzo, Las Vegas *
  • The Venetian, Las Vegas *
  • Junction Bridge pedestrian walkway and Main Street bridge, Little Rock
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans *
  • City Hall, San Francisco
  • Coit Tower, San Francisco

Canada

  • Niagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides)
  • Casa Loma, Toronto
  • City Hall, Toronto
  • The Distillery District, Toronto
  • Calgary Tower, Calgary
  • Chimo the polar bear, Cochrane *
  • Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat *
  • Cochrane sign *
  • Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
  • Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • The Big Nickel, Sudbury
  • The Wawa Goose *

Mainland Europe

Austria

  • Burgtheater, Vienna
  • Bridges on the Danube Canal, Vienna
  • Wiener Riesenrad (ferris wheel), Vienna
  • Bergiselschanze (ski jump), Innsbruck

Belgium

  • Grand Place, Brussels
  • Manneken Pis statue, Brussels (“dressed” in Irish costume)
  • Burg, Bruges
  • Town Hall, Dinant *
  • Celtic Cross, Fontenoy
  • Belfry, Mons
  • Lille Gate, Ypres *

Croatia

  • ‘Lighting Giants’, Pula
  • New fountains, Zagreb

Cyprus

  • Municipal Town Hall, Nicosia

Denmark

  • Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen *
  • Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

Estonia

  • Vabaduse Väljak (Freedom Square), Tallinn *

Finland

  • Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Kittilä *
  • Oulu Theatre and Harbour ice rink *
  • Lighthouse on the frozen Lake Näsijärvi, Tampere *
  • Näsinneula (observation tower), Tampere
  • Tammerkoski Rapids, Tampere *

France

  • Luxur Obélisque, Place de la Concorde, Paris *
  • Beaugrenelle (shopping centre), Paris *
  • BHV Marais (Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville – department store), Paris
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
  • Château de la Muette (headquarters of the OECD), Paris
  • Drugstore Publicis, Paris
  • Galeries Lafayette, Paris
  • Irish Embassy, Paris
  • Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland® Paris
  • University of Angers – ESTHUA, Angers *
  • Hôtel de Ville, Cannes
  • La Croisette, Cannes
  • La Tour du Suquet, Cannes
  • Musée de la Castre, Cannes
  • Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes
  • Tapis rouge lumineux (red carpet), Cannes
  • Collège Anatole France, Châteaudun *
  • Hôtel de Ville, Athis Mons
  • Hôtel de Ville, Grandvilliers
  • Hôtel de Ville, Mellac
  • Hôtel de Ville, Royan *
  • Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Mandé
  • Palais de l’Europe (seat of the Council of Europe), Strasbourg *
  • Pont Neuf, Toulouse *

Georgia

  • TV Tower, Tbilisi

Germany

  • Funkturm Berlin
  • Reichsburg Cochem
  • Lighthouse building, Düsseldorf
  • Altes Rathaus, Gescher
  • McKiernan's Irish Café, Gescher
  • ‘Fridolin’ the carp statue, Höchstadt an der Aisch
  • Rathaus (Town Hall), Limburg
  • Allianz Arena, Munich
  • BMW Welt, Munich
  • Olympic Tower, Munich
  • Heidecksburg Castle, Rudolstadt
  • Königsbau, Stuttgart *
  • Neumünster church, Würzburg
  • Rathaus (Town Hall), Würzburg

Hungary

  • Müpa Budapest
  • Tüskecsarnok (indoor arena), Budapest

Italy

  • Colosseum, Rome
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Piazza Mercurio, Massa
  • Il Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well), Orvieto
  • Torre del Moro, Orvieto *

Latvia

  • Riga Town Hall

Luxembourg

  • Hôtel de Ville, Luxembourg city

The Netherlands

  • SkyLounge Amsterdam *
  • Splendor Amsterdam
  • Uilenburgersjoel Amsterdam *
  • DOT, Groningen *
  • Euromast, Rotterdam *
  • SkyView Scheveningen Pier, The Hague
  • Windmill, Weert

Poland

  • Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
  • Hotel President, Bielsko-Biala
  • City Hall, Kalisz *
  • Kosciuszki Street Bridge, GdaÅ„sk
  • Uczniowska Street Bridge, GdaÅ„sk
  • Spodek (arena), Katowice
  • Galeria Echo (shopping centre), Kielce
  • Father Bernatek (Kladka Bernatka) footbridge, Kraków
  • Lipska Street flyover, Kraków
  • Tauron Arena, Kraków
  • EC1, Łódź *
  • OFF Piotrkowska (shopping mall), Łódź *
  • Centre for the Meetings of Cultures, Lublin *
  • Latin School, Malbork *
  • Malbork Castle Museum (west wing), Malbork *
  • Museum of the City of Malbork *
  • Archaeological Museum, PoznaÅ„ *
  • Bishop Jordan Bridge, PoznaÅ„ *
  • Grand Theatre, PoznaÅ„ *
  • MTP Spire, PoznaÅ„ *
  • RaczyÅ„ski Library, PoznaÅ„
  • Ratusz (Town Hall), PoznaÅ„
  • Brama Przemyska Bridge, PrzemyÅ›l *
  • Casimir Castle, PrzemyÅ›l *
  • City Hall, PrzemyÅ›l *
  • Ratusz (Town Hall), Rzeszów
  • City Hall, ToruÅ„ *
  • Browar BojaÅ„czyków Cultural Centre, Wloclawek
  • Bank Zachodni WBK headquarters, Wroclaw
  • Centennial Hall, Wroclaw
  • Grunwaldzki Bridge, Wroclaw
  • National Museum, Wroclaw *
  • Opera House, Wroclaw *
  • Stadion Wroclaw
  • University Bridge, Wroclaw
  • University of Wroclaw *
  • Szyb Maciej, Zabrze

Portugal

  • Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei (Christ the King statue), Lisbon
  • Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, Cascais

Serbia

  • Ada Bridge (Most na Adi), Belgrade
  • Palace Albanija, Belgrade
  • Hotel Moskva, Belgrade
  • Canadian Embassy, Belgrade
  • Glavna Pošta (main post office), Belgrade *
  • Hotel Park, Belgrade
  • House of the National Assembly of Serbia Narodna Skupstina, Belgrade

Slovak Republic

  • Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
  • New building of the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Slovenia

  • Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana

Spain

  • Tower of Hércules, A Coruña, Galicia
  • San Mamés stadium, Bilbao *
  • Marbella arches
  • Tortosa town *

Sweden

  • Vasa warship, Stockholm

Switzerland

  • The Rhine Falls, near Zurich                                                    

Australia and New Zealand

Australia

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney
  • State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Town Hall, Sydney
  • The Big Kangaroo, Border Village
  • The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane
  • Optus Stadium, Perth *
  • The Bell Tower, Perth
  • Council House, Perth
  • Elizabeth Quay, Perth

New Zealand

  • Sky Tower, Auckland
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge *
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Eden Park, Auckland
  • Christchurch Airport
  • Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Emerging Markets

Brazil

  • Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro
  • Brasília Shopping (shopping centre), Brasília
  • Cathedral of Brasília, Brasília
  • Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília
  • Torre de TV Digital, Brasília
  • Teatro da Paz, Belém *
  • Teatro Amazonas, Manaus
  • Theatro São Pedro, Porto Alegre *
  • Torre da Globo (Globo TV Tower), Recife
  • Torre da Globo, São Paulo
  • Catedral de Pedra, Canela *

China

  • Great Wall of China
  • Chengdu ICON YunDuan, Chengdu *
  • Canton Tower, Guangzhou
  • Ruins of St Paul’s, Macau
  • Nanjing CENBEST and Nanjing International Finance Center, Nanjing *
  • Nanjing Eye (pedestrian bridge), Nanjing *
  • Grand Kempinski Hotel, Shanghai
  • Zhongyuan Tower, Zhengzhou, Henan Province *

Israel

  • Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa *
  • Water Tower, Ramat Gan
  • City Hall, Tel Aviv

Japan

  • Ise Ohtorii, Ise City 
  • Yokohama Marine Tower, Naka Ward, Yokohama *

Kenya

  • Lion statue (made from re-cycled flip flops), Mount Kenya National Park *

Malaysia

  • Straits Quay lighthouse, Penang

Mexico

  • El Ángel de la Independencia, Mexico City
  • Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City
  • Glorieta de los Caballos, Guadalajara *
  • Los Arcos, Guadalajara
  • Monumento a los Niños Héroes, Guadalajara
  • Palacio Municipal, Guadalajara
  • Parque Lineal Pablo Neruda, Guadalajara *
  • Paseo Chapultepec, Guadalajara
  • Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres, Guadalajara
  • Unidad Deportivo la Tucson, Guadalajara *

Russia

  • Izvestia Hall, Moscow

South Korea

  • Busan Cinema Center, Busan *
  • City Hall, Seoul

United Arab Emirates

  • Yas Viceroy hotel, Abu Dhabi
  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai
  • Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai *
  • Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai
  • Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai *

Vietnam

  • Pen Monument, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi *

See the list of the Dublin buildings going green this week here


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