EMPIRE STATE REALTY TRUST AND IHEARTMEDIA TO THRILL VIEWERS WITH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN LED MUSIC-TO-LIGHT SHOW
New York, NY (October 21, 2015) – Today, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia officially announced a Halloween “treat” with the annual Empire State Building (ESB) Halloween music-to-light show. The iconic landmark will synchronize its world-famous LED tower lights to spooky Halloween hits, broadcast on iHeartMedia’s powerhouse radio stations Z100 and 103.5 KTU and via the iHeartRadio app at 6:45 p.m. and 10.pm. on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman will choreograph the display to a soundtrack including fan favorites from previous Halloween shows as well as new additions “Disturbia” by Rihanna, “E.T.” by Katy Perry and The Addams Family theme song.
The stunning presentation will be visible to trick-or-treaters, revelers and tourists along New York’s Greenwich Village 42nd annual Halloween parade route, as well as from various vantage points around New York City and the Tri-State area. A video of the entire show will be posted on the Empire State Building’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/esbnyc) right after the show for fans around the world to enjoy. Fans can use the hashtag #ESBoo on social media channels to join in the excitement.
“The Empire State Building and iHeartMedia’s Halloween light show attracts unprecedented attention from a global audience and has become an annual, viral visual sensation,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. “ESRT and iHeartMedia’s music-to-light shows are must-see annual spectaculars that define the holidays and special occasions in New York City and around the world.”
“The Empire State Building, Z100 and KTU are three New York icons,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms at iHeartMedia. “We’re excited to partner by syncing our music to the tower lights, creating something special for New Yorkers while they celebrate one of the city’s biggest holidays.”
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., 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.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
About the 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 office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2015, consisting of 9.3 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 87 million monthly digital uniques, over 75 million social followers and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 700 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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