NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced the Empire State Building's (ESB) plans to ring in the 2014 holiday season for New Yorkers and millions of visitors and fans from around the world.
Iconic Tower Lightings:
ESB will continue its annual tradition of illuminating its tower lights in celebration of Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year's Eve. In addition to celebrating these specific holidays, ESB will partner with iHeartMedia, dazzling the city skyline with two events: a light show to kick-off Z100's Jingle Ball on December 12 at 7:00 p.m., and the return of ESB's spectacular holiday LED tower light shows synchronized with classic holiday songs broadcast on iHeartMedia New York's radio station 106.7 Lite fm at 7:00 p.m. each night from Saturday, December 20 through Tuesday, December 23. After each night, the public will have the chance to vote for their favorite show via www.empirestatebuilding.com, and the winning show will be replayed on Wednesday, December 24, on iHeartMedia New York stations Z100, 106.7 Lite fm and 103.5 KTU. For the full lighting schedule, please visit: http://www.esbnyc.com/explore/tower-lights/calendar.
November 20 through January 6, ESB's main lobby will be elegantly dressed in one-of-a-kind holiday decorations. Upon entering the Fifth Avenue entrance, visitors will be greeted by silver curtains, twinkling snowflakes and customized lobby windows that enhance the global icon's architectural Art Deco ambiance and details, including:
Three-dimensional, giant starry installations, inspired by details found within the historic Art Deco, celestial-sky ceiling mural
Shimmering silver light curtains
Lobby windows featuring celestial-inspired vignettes incorporating the building within sparkling, crystallized holiday scenes.
Holiday Music Performances:
From December 1 to 19, during the hours of 8-11 a.m., 12-3 p.m., and 4-7 p.m., a pianist will perform in the Fifth Avenue lobby, playing a selection of holiday classics and seasonal favorites.
Festive concerts from a variety of professional musicians will also add to the magical experience of visiting ESB during the holiday season. The performances will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the South West corner of the Observatory's 80th floor "Dare to Dream" exhibit. The holiday concert schedule is as follows:
December 26 – Dan Rosengard Jazz Quartet
December 27 – Plaisted Harp Trio
December 28 – Osso String Quartet
December 29 – Three Benny Jazz
December 30 – Anderson Brothers Jazz
December 31 – String of Pearls
"The Empire State Building shares in New York City's winter holiday spirit," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, CEO and President of ESRT. "Our iconic lightings, concerts and decorations will enchant New Yorkers and tourists alike, as the city comes alive in the heart of New York City during the holiday season."
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 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 September 30, 2014, 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 731,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. 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.
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