ANTENNA REVEAL: As a special surprise and gift to New York City and the world, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) has installed for the first time lights to the Empire State Building’s antenna—the highest structure on the building. These custom LED lights can be seen for miles in every direction. On Halloween night, the antenna LEDs will be unveiled for the first-time ever, and will become part of the Empire State Building’s light shows and iconic tower lightings, further enhancing and redefining the New York City skyline.
On Thursday, October 31, 2013, at 8:30 p.m. EST, ESRT and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will give New York City a Halloween-themed LED light show choreographed by internationally-acclaimed lighting designer Marc Brickman to a Halloween-inspired soundtrack on Clear Channel’s powerhouse radio stations Z100 (100.3 FM) and KTU (103.5 FM).
The addition of the new antenna LED lights will offer more than 200 feet of new lighting capabilities to extend and amplify the entire tower from choreographed light shows to daily lightings with the same effects and 16 million colors as the other tiers of the tower.
THE SIGHTS: Best Light Show Public Viewing Locations:
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Bryant Park
- The Highline
- Hoboken/Jersey City Waterfront
- Hudson River Esplanade
- Long Island City
- Madison Square Park
- Tribeca Park
- Union Square
- Williamsburg Waterfront
THE SOUNDS: Fans in New York and around the Tri-State area can tune into Z100 (100.3 FM) or KTU (103.5 FM) to hear the synchronized soundtrack in real-time during the light show.
The Halloween-inspired hits for the light show:
- “This Is Halloween”
- “Monster Mash”
- “Somebody’s Watching Me”
MEDIA MATERIALS: ESRT will post the official, hi-resolution video of the light and music show featuring incredible aerial views of the Empire State Building with an embeddable code on its YouTube page, www.youtube.com/esbnyc, within an hour of the show finishing for media use. Photos and b-roll footage will be available following the light show.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are invited to join the Halloween light show discussion by utilizing the hashtag #ESBoo on social media channels.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by ESRT Empire State Building, L.L.C., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, http://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, or http://www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s premier office and retail portfolio covers 8.4 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2013, and is comprised of 7.7 million rentable square feet in 12 office properties, including seven in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and 645,067 rentable square feet in six retail properties, including four in Manhattan and two in Westport, Connecticut. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage and has an option to acquire two additional Manhattan office properties encompassing approximately 1.5 million rentable square feet of office space and over 150,000 rentable square feet of retail space at the base of the buildings.
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Carolyn Conners, Edelman
Angel Aristone, Clear Channel