17 MAR 2017: The Global Greening Initiative is a collection of historic buildings, stadiums, statues, castles, and towers around the world which will be lit up in green for St. Patrick’s Day.  Every year new participants are welcomed, and the following is the list of global landmarks that will be showing support for Ireland.

The new landmarks for 2017 include:

One World Trade Center
City Hall in London
Heron Tower in London
Plaça de Catalunya
The fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona
Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well) in Orvieto
The four principal monuments in the town of Cosenza (Calabria)
City Hall in Antwerp (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The Cloth Hall in Ypres
Matsue Castle in Japan
Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge) in South Korea
AA rhino statue in Nairobi National Park
An Ethiopian Airlines airplane in Addis Ababa
The red carpet in Cannes (le tapis rouge lumineux)

The full list

Great Britain

London Eye Nelson’s Column, London
Heron Tower, London
City Hall, London
Selfridges, London
Selfridges, Birmingham
Trafford Centre, Manchester

United States

One World Trade Center (formerly Freedom Tower), New York
Empire State Building, New York
Aisling Irish Community Center, New York
Civic Opera House, Chicago
Chicago Gaelic Park
Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago
John Hancock Center, Chicago
Navy Pier, Chicago
Novak Construction, Chicago
One Prudential Plaza, Chicago
Sheraton Grand Chicago
State Street, Chicago
Wrigley Building, Chicago
‘Welcome’ sign, Las Vegas
City Hall, San Francisco
Pacific Science Center, Seattle


Niagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides) The Falls will shine a brilliant shade of green for 15 minutes at the top of each hour from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
The Distillery District, Toronto
Whistler (ski resort)


Wiener Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel), Vienna
Bergisel Sprungschanze Stadion (ski jump), Innsbruck


Manneken Pis statue, Brussels (“dressed” in Irish costume)
City Hall, Antwerp
Cloth Hall, Ypres
Town Hall, Mons


Irish Ice Fishing Championship, Tampere
Restaurant RantaCasino, Heinola


Bandić fountains, Zagreb


Municipal Town Hall, Nicosia


Roue de Paris, Tuileries Gardens, Paris
Irish Embassy, Paris
Tapis rouge lumineux (red carpet), Cannes
L’Hôtel de Ville, Cannes
La Croisette, Cannes
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes
Tour de la Castre au Suquet, Cannes


Neumünster church, Würzburg
Rathaus (Town Hall), Würzburg


Colosseum, Rome


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