The Empire State Building lit up for Wordle's 1,000th game.
The Empire State Building lit up for Wordle's 1,000th game.


Questlove Lights ESB to Celebrate the New York Times' 1,000th Game of Wordle

The Empire State Building lit its world-famous tower lights green, yellow, and white to celebrate The New York Times' 1,000th game of Wordle on March 14.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Grammy Award-winning musician and founding member of The Roots, New York Times subscriber and longtime Wordle solver Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Wordle Editor Tract Bennet visited the Empire State Building earlier in the day to flip the iconic light switch.

After the ceremony, they toured the Observatory Experience -- which was recently voted the #1 attraction in the U.S. in Tripadvisor's 2023 Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" for the second consecutive year -- and posed for photos on the building's 86th and 102nd Floor Observatories.

Questlove and Tracy Bennett hold their models at ESB.

On Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m., The New York Times will host a pop-up on the 86th Floor Observatory of the Empire State Building to give away special gifts to the first Wordle solvers, while supplies last.

Watch the full ceremony below!

More information about the Empire State Building's tower lights can be found online, or text CONNECT to 274-16 for real time updates.

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