EMPIRE STATE BUILDING CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH EARTHCAM REVEALS EXCLUSIVE 360° LIVESTREAMING VIEWS OF NEW YORK CITY
New York, NY (May 1, 2018) – On the occasion of turning 87 years young, the Empire State Building (ESB) and EarthCam today unveiled eight 4K webcams to give fans around the world unprecedented 24/7 access to 360° gigapixel panoramas and video footage from the world-famous building via a live stream video on the Empire State Building’s website.
The first installation of its kind, ESB and EarthCam have strategically placed webcams in and around the Empire State Building to capture 1,454 eight-megapixel images and a staggering four gigapixel panorama views to provide a virtual front row seat to the beloved ESB tower lightings, beautiful sunsets, and dynamic hourly sparkle that occur daily every hour on the hour between sunset and 2:00 a.m. E.T.
“The Empire State Building has always been a beacon of innovation, and we are excited to partner with EarthCam for this one-of-a-kind experience,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “EarthCam’s virtual technology allows us to engage with fans and share views in real time from the heart of New York City to anywhere in the world.”
“It’s been fantastic partnering with the Empire State Building to expand the boundaries of our 360° panoramic technology and help create live digital art for fans of the world’s most famous building,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “These ever-changing cityscapes of New York will undoubtedly inspire people around the world to visit this must-see destination.”
Fans have the opportunity to take advantage of the screenshot function provided by EarthCam and to share images on social media. To experience views of New York City from the top of the Empire State Building, visit http://www.esbnyc.com/earthcam-empire-state-building.
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 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 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 building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of December 31, 2017, consisting of 9.4 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.