Pics: Cecil the lion and other endangered animals lit up the Empire State building last night in a beautiful tribute 5 years ago

Pics: Cecil the lion and other endangered animals lit up the Empire State building last night in a beautiful tribute

This is pretty spectacular...

On Saturday night, one of the most famous buildings in the world was looking completely different than normal.

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The Empire State Building was home to a one-day show, called Projecting Change, was launched as part of a documentary called Racing Extinction, which is airing on Discovery Channel in December.

Images of birds, bears and tigers were projected onto the south side of the Empire State building, including Cecil the lion, who was killed last week in Zimbabwe.

Here are some of the best pics from the show...

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01:  A view of general atmosphere during Projecting Change: The Empire State Building at The Empire State Building on August 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for The Oceanic Preservation Society) NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01:  A view of general atmosphere during Projecting Change: The Empire State Building at The Empire State Building on August 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for The Oceanic Preservation Society)

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01:  A view of general atmosphere during Projecting Change: The Empire State Building at The Empire State Building on August 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for The Oceanic Preservation Society)

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01:  A view of general atmosphere during Projecting Change: The Empire State Building at The Empire State Building on August 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for The Oceanic Preservation Society)

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01:  A view of general atmosphere during Projecting Change: The Empire State Building at The Empire State Building on August 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for The Oceanic Preservation Society)

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01:  A view of general atmosphere during Projecting Change: The Empire State Building at The Empire State Building on August 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for The Oceanic Preservation Society)
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