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AUTHOR: The National Review staff


POINT OF CONTENTION: The decision to light up the Empire State Building in red and yellow to celebrate China's anniversary


ARTICLES AND BLOG POSTS DEDICATED: 5


NEW BUILDING NAME: The Evil Empire State Building


MIGHT AS WELL CELEBRATE: Stalin's 130th birthday, Khmer Rouge's 35th anniversary, 605th anniversary of Tamerlane's death


PROPOSAL FOR NEXT YEAR: "How about a pyramid of skulls atop the skyscraper?"


PREFERABLE TO EMPIRE STATE BUILDING: A Samuel Adams beer coaster


ARCHITECTURAL CRITICISMS: An affront, disgusting, sickening, bewildering, disgusting (again)


CHINESE SOURCES REACHED FOR COMMENT: "I thought of calling up some friends of mine in the Chinese democracy movement, to see what they think of what the Empire State Building is doing. I decided not to."


CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM:


Mark, Jay, you are of course both quite right about the Empire State Building. Truly a disgusting decision. That said, the fact that the building's managers are planning to light their property red and yellow might suggest a way in which they could partly redeem its honor. Perhaps they could just remove the yellow — and leave the red as a symbol for the blood shed by a regime with the deaths of tens of millions on its hands.

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