The Empire State Building's new Philips Color Kinetics LED lighting system already gave us a glimpse of its potential on election night, when it was used to display results in real-time.

But last night's inaugural light show set to Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" and "Empire State of Mind," and simulcast on multiple Clear Channel radio stations, brought all of the system's myriad capabilities to bear in a stunning choreographed kaleidoscope that could be seen for miles.

The state-of-the-art dynamic lighting system from PCK is unique to ESB and allows customized light capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors in limitless combinations along with effects previously not possible such as ripples, cross-fades, sparkles, chasers, sweeps, strobes and bursts. In addition to greater control and management of the lighting, the new computerized system will deliver superior light and vibrancy levels in real-time, unlike the previous floodlights.

Check out the view from Hoboken in the video above.


[video via Towleroad]