Greener BeeGreen HolidaysAll of these famous buildings around the world will be going green for St. Patrick’s Day




By Conor Heneghan

From New York to Nairobi, some of the world’s most famous landmarks will be going green on March 17.

We’re not just saying it because it’s ours, but few national holidays resonate around the world as much as St. Patrick’s Day, as we’ll see for ourselves once again in a little over a month’s time.

This year, as is the case every year, some of the world’s most famous landmarks will be going green on March 17 and Tourism Ireland announced a number of high-profile additions to the usual suspects on Thursday.

The most famous of all of the new additions is One World Trade Center in New York City, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most iconic buildings in the Big Apple.

City Hall and Heron Tower in London will also be going green on the day, while Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona, Matsue Castle in Japan, Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge) in South Korea and even a rhino statue in Nairobi National Park are amongst the other new additions.

Even the famous red carpet in Cannes (le tapis rouge lumineux) will become the ‘green carpet’ on 17 March.

The new sites will join some ‘old favourites’ which have gone green in previous years – including *pauses for breath* 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 and the Great Wall of China *exhales*.

As is always the case, Chicago will go all out to celebrate Paddy’s Day with a number of famous landmarks turning green on the day; you can check out the list of buildings around the world  in full below.

First time greenings marked *

Great Britain

  • London Eye
  • Nelson’s Column, London
  • Heron Tower, London *
  • City Hall, London *
  • Selfridges, London
  • Selfridges, Birmingham
  • Trafford Centre, Manchester

North America

United States

  • One World Trade Center (formerly Freedom Tower), New York *
  • Empire State Building, New York
  • Aisling Irish Community Center, New York
  • Civic Opera House, Chicago
  • Chicago Gaelic Park
  • Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago *
  • John Hancock Center, Chicago
  • Navy Pier, Chicago
  • Novak Construction, Chicago
  • One Prudential Plaza, Chicago
  • Sheraton Grand Chicago
  • State Street, Chicago
  • Wrigley Building, Chicago
  • ‘Welcome’ sign, Las Vegas
  • City Hall, San Francisco
  • Pacific Science Center, Seattle

Canada

  • Niagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides)
  • Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
  • The Distillery District, Toronto
  • Whistler (ski resort)

Mainland Europe

Austria

  • Wiener Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel), Vienna
  • Bergisel Sprungschanze Stadion (ski jump), Innsbruck

Belgium

  • Manneken Pis statue, Brussels (“dressed” in Irish costume)
  • City Hall, Antwerp *
  • Cloth Hall, Ypres *
  • Town Hall, Mons

Finland

  • Irish Ice Fishing Championship, Tampere *
  • Restaurant RantaCasino, Heinola

Croatia

  • Bandić fountains, Zagreb *

Cyprus

  • Municipal Town Hall, Nicosia

France

  • Roue de Paris, Tuileries Gardens, Paris
  • Irish Embassy, Paris
  • Tapis rouge lumineux (red carpet), Cannes *
  • L’Hôtel de Ville, Cannes
  • La Croisette, Cannes
  • Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes
  • Tour de la Castre au Suquet, Cannes

Germany

  • Neumünster church, Würzburg
  • Rathaus, Würzburg

Italy

  • Colosseum, Rome
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well), Orvieto *
  • Teatro Alfonso Rendano (Rendano Theatre), Cosenza *
  • Castello normanno-svevo (Swabian Castle), Cosenza *
  • Municipio (Town Hall), Cosenza *
  • Fontane Danzanti (Dancing Fountains), Cosenza *

Latvia

  • Riga City Council

Poland

  • Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
  • University Bridge, Bydgoszcz
  • Spodek (arena), Katowice *
  • Galeria Echo (shopping centre), Kielce
  • Father Bernatek (Kladka Bernatka) footbridge, Kraków
  • Lipska Street flyover, Kraków
  • Tauron Arena, Kraków
  • Arena Lublin
  • Ratusz (Town Hall), Poznań
  • Stadion Wroclaw
  • Ratusz (Town Hall), Rzeszów

Portugal

  • National Sanctuary of Cristo Rei (Christ the King statue), Lisbon
  • Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, Cascais

The Netherlands

  • Windmill, Weert

Romania

  • Sheraton Hotel, Bucharest *

Slovakia

  • Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava

Spain

  • Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona *
  • Fountains on Gran Via, Barcelona *
  • City Council, Murcia *

Switzerland

  • The Rhine Falls, near Zurich

Australia and New Zealand

Australia

  • Town Hall, Sydney
  • State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane
  • Perth Airport, Perth *
  • The Bell Tower, Perth
  • Council House, Perth
  • Elizabeth Quay, Perth
  • State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

New Zealand

  • Sky Tower, Auckland

Brazil

Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro

Sede da FIESP (headquarters of Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo), São Paulo *

China

Great Wall of China

Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350, Addis Ababa *

Israel

  • Water Tower, Ramat Gan (near Tel Aviv) *

Japan

  • Torii of the Ise Grand Shrine, Ise, Mie Prefecture
  • Matsue Castle, Matsue *
  • Karakoro Art Studio, Matsue

Kenya

Rhino statue, Nairobi National Park *

Mozambique

Fortress of Maputo *

Palestine

Yasser Arafat Museum, Ramallah *

Russia

  • Tverskaya Street, Moscow

Rwanda

Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali *

South Korea

Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge), Busan *

United Arab Emirates

  • Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai

Uganda

  • Equator Sign and Line, Uganda

We kick off the first episode of our new, weekly rugby podcast with Donncha O’Callaghan, Kevin McLaughlin and Pat McCarry joining host Andy McGeady to pick the bones out of Ireland’s opening day Six Nations loss, and winning starts for England and Wales.

Article source: https://www.joe.ie/news/famous-buildings-around-world-will-going-green-st-patricks-day/576978


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