September 08, 2022

Tonight, Sept. 8, 2022, the Empire State Building’s world-famous tower lights will shine in purple and sparkle in silver to honor the life and legacy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.  

At 96 years old, Queen Elizabeth II passed away earlier today marking the end of her 70-year reign. Her Majesty is the longest-ruling monarch of the United Kingdom. Upon her accession in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II became a beloved leader, and in 1957 made her way to the top of the Empire State Building. This year on June 4, 2022 the UK celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the Empire State Building lit its tower in celebration of her 70-year legacy. Tonight, the Empire State Building will light in her honor and memory. 

Images of the Empire State Building’s tower lights in purple and silver and the Queen’s visit to the Empire State Building can be found here.

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About the Empire State Building   
The Empire State Building, the “World's Most Famous Building," owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT: NYSE), soars 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna. The $165 million reimagination of the Empire State Building Observatory Experience creates an all-new experience with a dedicated guest entrance, an interactive museum with nine galleries, and a redesigned 102nd Floor Observatory with floor-to-ceiling windows. The journey to the world-famous 86th Floor Observatory, the only 360-degree, open-air observatory with views of New York and beyond, orients visitors for their entire New York City experience and covers everything from the building's iconic history to its current place in pop-culture.  Learn more at www.esbnyc.com. Declared "America's Favorite Building" by the American Institute of Architects, as well as the world's most popular travel destination by Uber and the #1 New York City attraction by Lonely Planet, it welcomes more than 4 million annual visitors from around the world.  

Since 2011, the building has been fully powered by renewable wind electricity, and its many floors primarily house a diverse array of office tenants such as LinkedIn and Shutterstock, as well as retail options like STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi, and Starbucks. For more information and Observatory Experience tickets visit esbnyc.com or follow the building's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo, YouTube, or TikTok.  


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