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The Empire State Building will be in Barcelona's colours

New York is recognising Barcelona's alliance with UNICEF and the opening of the club's office on Park Avenue.

The Empire State Building will be in Barcelona's colours
JEFF CHRISTENSEN REUTERS

Barcelona to take over the Empire State Building 

Barcelona announced on Tuesday that the Empire State Building would be lighting up on Wednesday in the famous red and blue of the club's home kit, in recognition of the club's alliance with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, Unicef. 

Barça open office in NY

It's also a fitting welcome for the club to the Big Apple, with Barcelona opening their new office on Park Avenue on Tuesday.  

Ronaldinho in the Big Apple

The Empire State Building, built between 1929 and 1931, and 102 stories high, will be lit up after an event in the iconic structure, to be attended by Barcelona Vice-President Jordi Cardoner and former player Ronaldinho. 

Ronaldinho in the Barcelona colours