For New Yorkers, it’s always a treat to see what color the Empire State Building, the second tallest building in New York City, will be lit up for holidays and special events. But for Halloween 2013, the skyscraper is kicking it up a notch with a spooky light show.
In partnership with NYC radio stations Z100 and KTU, the Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) will host its first-ever light show beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST, #ESBoo. With accompanying Halloween music, lights will dance on top of the famous tower in the New York skyline on Thursday.
According to ESRT, this will be the first time lights will shine all the way up the building’s antenna, with 200 additional feet of LED lights.
"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,” Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, said in a statement.
The light show, choreographed by internationally-acclaimed lighting designer Marc Brickman, will be able to be seen for miles in all directions. Users can tune into Clear Channel’s powerhouse radio stations Z100 (100.3 FM) and KTU (103.5 FM) to hear the accompanying Halloween music Thursday. A full video of the light show will be available within an hour after the show concludes at its YouTube page.
Of course, this is not the first time the Empire State Building has produced a light show for a holiday. Most recently, the ESB was featured in the Macy's July 4th fireworks display finale.
For those who want to get the best viewing spots for the show, the best public locations are:
• Brooklyn Bridge
• Bryant Park
• The Highline
• Hoboken/Jersey City Waterfront
• Hudson River Esplanade
• Long Island City
• Madison Square Park
• Tribeca Park
• Union Square
• Williamsburg Waterfront
The light and music show will also be featured during the 40th anniversary of New York's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade if you plan on being in the West Village area.
If you cannot make it out to see the Empire State Building light show -- or don’t live in the New York area, you can watch it right from the comfort of home (below). While ESRT will not have live stream video available for the light show, there are several New York City cameras focused on the Empire State Building already on NYVibe.net or Livestream.com, which is embedded below. Fans can also log onto Twitter and follow along – and participate with – the hash tag #ESBoo.