Empire State won't go red for Cardinal Dolan
Building owners refuse to budge
- Duration 3:07
- Date Mar 16, 2012
Building owners refuse to budge
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-- empire state battle in the Big Apple it's all over religion critics upset because the Empire State Building will turn Green for saint patty's day tomorrow.
But refused to honor a newly minted cardinal.
-- -- -- State park in New Jersey what's the latest Laura.
Hi Art -- well most of us here are seeing just a big.
Gray fog bank over New York City in the Empire State Building which you can usually see back there behind me as some Catholic groups are seeing red over this perceived slight.
Now the owners of the Empire State Building are not backing down on their stance saying that they have a strict policy.
Of not honoring religious or political figures.
But one building has gone red that is the rising tower one World Trade Center the port authority of new York New Jersey swapped its white lights for cardinal red.
In honor of Timothy cardinal -- week here in New York City as starting tonight the empire state buildings iconic tower lights will be shamrock Green to honor the patron state saint of Ireland.
Now when asked about this exception the building's owners Malkin holdings told fox.
The Empire State Building -- annually light in honor of the Irish and their contributions to New York City.
And for everyone who feels a little Irish on Saint Patrick's Day.
This is a regular annual ESP lighting.
Now this isn't the first time the building has been embroiled in controversy over its lights or lack thereof in 2009 the building was bathed in red and yellow -- -- of the sixtieth anniversary of China's Communist revolution and in 2010 owners came under fire for not honoring the 100 anniversary of mother Teresa's birth.
Reaction to the Dolan controversy -- He's definitely.
New York Yankees -- of new York and New York should honor New Yorkers that are.
Famous its -- a no brainer.
I don't know why they wouldn't want to do it because I'm sure they're gonna -- a lot of people.
By not doing it right that's their right.
I just think big you know when when it's a privately -- Company privately owned building they have -- -- do whatever they want.
While the private building owners maintain that they consider this election a privilege not an entitlement -- -- -- -- are we know the cardinal is usually never at a loss for words what is he saying about -- there.
-- ever heard the cardinals speech he is so funny and you don't very charismatic sort of guy he is really been talking about this and tipping his Red Hat and thanks.
Many times for the large scale celebrations.
Of his elevation that have happened here in new York and he's just taking -- all in stride.
I certainly appreciate the very thoughtful.
Initiative of congressman grim but.
I'm worried about my -- -- and so I don't need anymore signs you recognition.
-- if you look New York City tonight analyst Bob burns thought he got Empire State Building Green got the World Trade Center.
A one World Trade Center and read so little bit of a Christmas -- and two page here on the island.
I -- that everybody is pleased on some level there you go Laura -- thank you very much right.