World's Most Famous Office Building Announces New Light Show Synchronized to Music
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced with its partner Clear Channel Media and Entertainment that they will join together to give New York City and the world a special Halloween Trick and Treat. The Empire State Building (ESB), the International Icon of the Skyline of New York City, will synchronize its LED tower lights to Halloween-themed music broadcast on Clear Channel's powerhouse radio stations Z100 and 103.5 KTU at 8:30 p.m. EST, on October 31, 2013. The skyline spectacular will be choreographed by internationally-acclaimed lighting designer Marc Brickman to a Halloween-inspired soundtrack transmitted from atop ESB. The light and music show will also be featured during the 40th anniversary of New York's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.
"Empire State Building and Clear Channel's first-ever Halloween light show comes on the heels of our premier light show to two songs by Alicia Keys and our performance in the Macy's July 4th fireworks display finale. For this show, we have a new surprise several months in the making which will bring even more excitement to New York City's skyline," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, President and CEO of ESRT. "ESRT and Clear Channel are thrilled to gift our latest light show performance to our global audience to enjoy and share."
"We are excited to partner with Empire State Realty Trust, offering listeners the soundtrack to the Empire State Building's first-ever Halloween LED tower light show," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "The Empire State Building is New York City's international landmark and what better way to celebrate this 'All Hallows' Eve' themed light show event than with New York's top hit music stations Z100 and 103.5 KTU."
Following the live performance, fans around the world can watch the official video of the entire light show on the Empire State Building's YouTube page by accessing the following link: www.youtube.com/esbnyc. Individuals are invited to take part in the showcase by utilizing the hashtag #ESBoo on social media channels.
"I have had the privilege of curating lighting designs for some of the top names in entertainment, but no project has inspired me as much as my work with the Empire State Building," said Marc Brickman, lighting designer. "The Empire State Building is the crown jewel of New York City, and I can't wait for people around the world to see what is in store for Halloween. With each light show, I strive to push boundaries in light design and look forward to entertaining the globe with the coveted Empire State Building tower lights for many years to come."
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.esbnyc.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or 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.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 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 iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.
The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at ClearChannel.com.
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