When and Where to Capture the Empire State Building Lit Up Blue for Columbia Grads
The night of April 30, the Empire State Building will glow blue and white for Commencement. Here’s where to capture the best photos with it.
April 21, 2021
It’s a Columbia Commencement tradition not to be missed: On the night of April 30, from sunset until 2:00 a.m. (EDT), the top of New York’s iconic Empire State Building will light up blue and white in honor of Columbia’s graduates.
But where best to capture photos of and with the Empire State building? We asked the expert: University Photographer Eileen Barroso, who has been taking pictures of Columbia grads with the building for years and years.