ESB lit in orange
ESB lit in orange


The 2024 WNBA Draftees Light ESB on Draft Day!

Draft day!

The Empire State Building shined its world-famous tower lights in orange to celebrate the 2024 WNBA draft on April 15.

Earlier in the day, the "World's Most Famous Building" hosted a lighting ceremony with 15 of the league's top prospects, which included Iowa guard Caitlin Clark and South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso, who flipped the famous switch.

They were joined by WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, Stanford forward Cameron Brink, Tennessee forward Rickea Jackson, LSU forward Angel Reese, Mississippi guard Marquesha Davis, Connecticut forward Alliyah Davis, Syracuse guard Dyaisha Fair, Virginia Tech center Elizabeth Kitley, Connecticut guard Nika Muhl, UCLA guard Charisma Osborne, Utah forward Alissa Pili, Australia forward-center Nyadiew Puoch, Ohio State guard Jacy Sheldon, and Ohio State guard Celeste Taylor.

After the ceremony, the group toured the Observatory Experience with photo opportunities along the way, which included the iconic 86th Floor Observatory and 102nd Floor Observatory. 

The WNBA is the longest-standing female sports league in U.S. history, and home to the world's best talent in women's basketball. The 2024 WNBA Draft begins at 7:30 p.m. EST at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, ahead of the league's 28th season.

See the full ceremony below!

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