Images of Cecil the lion and a number of the world’s most endangered animals were projected on to the side of the Empire State Building in what has been billed as a first-of-its-kind live video projection
The unique display, on one of the world’s most recognisable structures, held on Sunday was aimed at sparking conversations about mass extinction.A 106 metre image of Cecil, the famous lion killed in Zimbabwe earlier this month, whose killing has sparked international outrage, also appeared. Organisers said the event was a “first-of-its-kind” live video projection.
It drew huge crowds of spectators, who stopped to gaze at the display and capture their own pictures.In all 160 species were shown, including marine mammals, insects, and even the shadow of King Kong climbing up the building. The eight-minute sessions were repeated every 15 minutes and were visible from almost 20 blocks away.