There was a massive light show projected on the Empire State Building over the weekend


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Getty Images for The Oceanic Preservation Society

NEW YORK - On August 1 a team of artists and conservationists projected an incredible 15-minute light show onto 350 feet of the Empire State Building, showcasing a wide variety of endangered animals.

This was the first time anything of this magnitude and complexity has been attempted on the iconic building. 

Thirty-three floors served as the canvas for the project, which was created by Oscar-winning director and Oceanic Preservation Society founder Louie Psihoyos, in collaboration with artist Travis Threlkel of Obscura Digital, Oscar-nominated composer J. Ralph, the Discovery Channel, Vulcan Productions, the Li Ka-Shing Foundation, and Empire State Realty Trust.

Psihoyos and Ralph worked together on the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Cove," and are working together on a new documentary called "Racing Extinction" - one of the reasons they've created the light show.

Tech Insider joined a group watching the historic spectacle from a nearby roof. Check out a selection of amazing images from the night.


Cody Sullivan contributed to this post.