Tower Lighting Request

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Empire State Building Lighting Partner. The Empire State Building receives far more lighting applications from organizations around the world than it is able to accommodate. Lighting requests must be made through Lighting requests made via, or including, petitions and/or social media campaigns are not considered.

Terms of Application:

  • The Empire State Building is privately owned, has its own selection review procedures and policies, and has sole discretion over what lightings are and are not approved. Its ownership may change those policies at any time without notice.
  • There is no automatic agreement renewal, and past Lighting Partners must apply each year to be considered.
  • The applicant/contact on the original submitted application will receive written notification, stating application approval or denial, on official Empire State Building Lighting Partner letterhead sent via e-mail.
  • The Empire State Building is under no obligation to provide specific feedback to any individual or organization regarding the status, merit and/or denial of its application.

Applications by/for Religious Events or Figures:

The Empire State Building maintains traditional lightings for the religious holidays of Easter, Eid al-Fitr, Hanukah and Christmas. The Empire State Building will not light for religious figures, religious organizations, or additional religious holidays.

Applications for Political Campaigns or Personal Events:

The Empire State Building does not light for political campaigns or for personal events.

About the Event
Include purpose, occasion, or reason for event. Describe any special requirements for this event like multiple dates, or sensitivities.
Please note: The Empire State Building does not accept lighting requests more than 12 months in advance of the requested lighting date.
What colors would you like the lights to be?
ESB Lighthing Sections: Antenna, Halo, Top, Fins, Middle, Bottom
Photographer's Name
Brochures / Flyers
Lighting Ceremony
celebrity involvement MUST be confirmed before approval
Lighting ceremonies are typically held between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and last about an hour.
Media Outreach
Organization Publication
Press Materials
Web Site
Promotional Giveaway
Contact Information
Include PR boilerplate
Please include either the physical or mailing address of the organization.
First and Last Name
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