One World Trade Center in New York is going green for the first time this St. Patrick's Day.
It will join a host of other landmarks across the world that will celebrate our national holiday.
Other famous buildings taking part in the initiative this year include City Hall in London, Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona, and even a rhino statue in Nairobi National Park. The famous red carpet in Cannes (le tapis rouge lumineux) will also become the ‘green carpet’ on March 17th.
The new sites will join some old favourites which have gone green in previous years including:
- The London Eye
- Nelson’s Column in London
- Selfridges department store in London
- The Colosseum in Rome
- The Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Burj al Arab in Dubai
- The Roue de Paris
- The ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas
- Niagara Falls
- The Empire State Building in New York
- The Sky Tower in New Zealand
- The Great Wall of China
Chicago will be going all out to celebrate St Patrick and Ireland once again this year, with numerous buildings and sites across the city set to light up green – including Navy Pier, the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, the Civic Opera House, One Prudential Plaza and Chicago Gaelic Park.
Full list of sites taking part in the Tourism Ireland Global Greening for 1st time:
- One World Trade Center, New York
- City Hall in London
- Heron Tower in London
- Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona
- Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well) in Orvieto
- The four principal monuments in the town of Cosenza (Calabria)
- City Hall in Antwerp (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- The Cloth Hall in Ypres, Matsue Castle in Japan
- Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge) in South Korea
- A rhino statue in Nairobi National Park
- Ethiopian Airlines airplane in Addis Ababa
- The famous red carpet in Cannes (le tapis rouge lumineux)