Empire State Building Launches Newly Designed Web Site

Iconic Landmark Unveils New Web Site to Create Engaging Digital Experience

Dec 06, 2010, 09:00 ET from Empire State Building

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Empire State Building announced the launch of its newly designed Web site, www.esbnyc.com. The official site of the world's most famous office building now features a more engaging, interactive and user-friendly online portal that shares real-time information about events, tower lightings, leasing, branding, and broadcasting. The new website also provides a one stop and efficient path for planning visits to its world famous observatories, including the ability to purchase the full offering of tickets online.

Visitors can now access a wealth of information, photos and videos that share the history and future of the Empire State Building. Landmark projects highlighted throughout include the more than $550 million building-wide renovation initiative, and its globally-acclaimed energy retrofit program.

The Web site launch comes on the heels of the introduction of the Empire State Building's new social media channels on Facebook and Twitter where fans can now engage in conversation and receive real-time information about the building at www.facebook.com/ESBObservatory and @ESBObservatory.

Malkin Holdings president Anthony E. Malkin stated, "We are excited to expand upon the Empire State Building's social media pages and to unveil the newly designed www.esbnyc.com, to provide global, instant digital access to the world's most famous office building." He added, "Our new engaging, informative and comprehensive Web site builds community, communicates, and shares information with our hundreds of millions of followers around the world."

The new Web site contains information about the building's noteworthy events, media highlights, awards and fun facts as well as an extensive photo gallery of celebrities and dignitaries who have visited over the past few decades.

Visitors can also learn about the Empire State Building's renowned tower lights which illuminate nightly to recognize key milestones, events, charitable organizations, countries and holidays throughout the world. A fun program offers the opportunity to commemorate special occasions by creating personalized e-postcards. This page allows users to choose their own signature lighting scheme for a photo of the Empire State Building which can be sent to family and friends along with a special message.

Of course, all office, retail, and broadcast leasing information is available as well.

For more information on the Empire State Building and to purchase tickets and packages, visit the official Web site at www.esbnyc.com.

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in 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. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, www.facebook.com/ESBObservatory, or @ESBObservatory.

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