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Old Posted Oct 14, 2013, 2:46 PM
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That picture is SOOO Gotham!
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According to the ESB website .... on October 31st, Halloween night at 8:30pm .. there will be a special LED Halloween night light show ... Think back to the 4th of July light show but, with a Halloween theme ...
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2013, 2:14 PM
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According to ESB's Facebook page, the ESB will have a Halloween light show beginning at 8:30pm ET on Thursday, which will be also recorded and placed on Youtube after its done.

But also, the ESB will debut new LED lights on its antenna, so the entire antenna will now also be lit up everynight, not only the building itself!
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here it is, folks.

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looks like the NYT Tower is the only one in the neighborhood with a large spire or antenna left that doesnt have nighttime lighting.
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here it is, folks.
Incredibly superb--this venerable, supremely iconic tower just keeps getting better--you guys are really fortunate!
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2013, 2:39 PM
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God, I love the antenna lighting. The building looks so much taller now at night!
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The Empire State Building Debuts New Antenna Lights with a Halloween Light Show by Marc Brickman









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The lights on the Empire State Building are among those magical aspects of the city that New Yorkers take for granted—we don't really care what color they are, as long we can orient ourselves to the unmistakable beacon of Manhattan from whatever vantage point we're at.

For what its worth, the colors change like the weather: for holidays, of course, from Independence Day to World Diabetes Day (today); sporting events such as the marathon on Sunday; and enough other special events that more often than not, the lights symbolize something—the full schedule is available online.

A very brief history of the lights: The very first lights on the tower were installed in 1956, 25 years after the Empire State Building was completed; these four beacons were replaced by floodlights in 1964 to illuminate the building for the World's Fair, and colored lights came in 1976, presumably for America's bicentennial. The ESB upgraded from metal halide lamps to custom LEDs designed by Philips Color Kinetics (PCK):

This system, which is unique to ESB, allows customized light capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors in limitless combinations along with effects previously not possible such as ripples, cross-fades, sparkles, chasers, sweeps, strobes and bursts. In addition to greater control and management of the lighting, the new computerized system delivers superior light and vibrancy levels in real-time, unlike the previous floodlights.

Halloween marked the occasion for the addition of LEDs to the antenna, as well as a first-ever LED Halloween light show by Marc Brickman, pictured at the controls above. Those of us who have been to major cities in Asia are likely familiar with the* love of incandescent architectural spectacle, but it's always a nice treat for New Yorkers—after all, the Empire State Building remains the cynosure of our lovely skyline and I must say, aerial footage always gets to me. Check it out:










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Ain't it something ... The ESB always seemed to me, to be complete, visually. Then, they light up the antenna & we see what we've been missing. It completes the look at night from a lighting effect standpoint. It's akin to the 1st time you put on Rx eyeglasses.
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This is cool. All of tops of the tallest buildings lit up in color.
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This is cool. All of tops of the tallest buildings lit up in color.
Except for the NYTT - it's time for them to join the show as well.
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Except for the NYTT - it's time for them to join the show as well.
We shall see. Does the ESB on nights like tonight go with white lighting or a mix?
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Except for the NYTT - it's time for them to join the show as well.
There were times when that thing was lit. I don't know what happened.



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Empire State Building sues over ‘forbidden X-rated shoot’





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How do you ruin the view at the top of the Empire State Building? By posing a busty model for X-rated snapshots at the normally family-friendly tourist destination, the owners of the world-famous skyscraper say in a new Manhattan lawsuit.

The unauthorized “objectionable and inappropriate topless” photo shoot at the observation deck on Aug. 9, 2013 was part of commercial photographer Allen Henson’s “self-style ‘boobs around town project,’” according to a $1.1 million suit filed by the ESB owners Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

“Wow,” Henson said when told about the suit.

The suit says Henson, an Iraq war vet turned fashion photographer, engaged in “forbidden behavior” by snapping shots of the buxom brunette stunner throwing her hair back next to seemingly oblivious tourists peering through viewfinders.

Court papers say “the model removed her top and modeled for topless photos which were taken by Henson for commercial purposes.”

“At the time that [Henson] and the model entered the observatory, it was crowded with visitors, including children,” the iconic tower’s attorney Jessica Eyland huffs in the suit.

The “impermissible” exploit tarnished the reputation of the “World’s Most Famous Office Building” and forced the skyscraper to bulk up security personnel.

“ESB was never notified about the plan for the photo shoot and [Henson] did not seek or obtain permission for the topless photo shoot from ESB at any time,” Eyland says.

Henson admitted that he never tried to get permission for the project.

“In order to continue to attract visitors, including families, to the building and the observatory, and assure their well-being, ESB has to maintain both the image and the fact that the building and the observatory are safe, secure and appropriate places for families and tourists,” the suit charges.

“Golly gee that sounds kind of accurate,” the New York and Los Angeles-based photographer deadpanned.

“Not that anybody enjoys getting sued,” he said.





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Looks so much better with the antenna lit up!
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