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It isn't often that a building is the tallest building in the city at 2 different times.
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Empire state building always has and all will always be king of all skyscrapers.
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just a few more hours and The Empire State Building will lose again the crown as the tallest building in NYC!


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Why are the windows on the top of the building red?
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all the window frames in the building are red.....

tonight the ESP is bathed in a ghoulish orange!!!!


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all the window frames in the building are red.....

tonight the ESP is bathed in a ghoulish orange!!!!


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I didn't mean the frames, I meant at the upper most floors the windows are bordered up in a red color.
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http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...tate-building/

Bathed in New Lights, Empire State Building Will Star in More Vivid Show




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When redesigning the exterior lighting for one of the world’s best-known buildings, how should you proceed? With much greater energy efficiency, a significantly wider palette of more intense colors and a lot of panache.

That is the tack that the owners of the Empire State Building are taking with their decision to replace its 400 existing standard lamps — technology that was introduced to coincide with the 1976 bicentennial — with 1,200 newly designed fixtures using the latest LED technology.

Because the colors of each LED fixture can be manipulated independently and instantaneously via computer, lighting effects — including rainbows, ripples, cross-fades and burst effects — can be created that appear to be animated, continuously moving and changing.

“We’ll have some real fun with our ability to manipulate the new lights,” said Anthony E. Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings, an affiliate of the entity that owns the building. The announcement on the new lighting is scheduled to be made on Wednesday.

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Empire St. plans new hues


By LOIS WEISS and BETH DEFALCO
May 8, 2012

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Just a week after being eclipsed by the World Trade Center — again — the Empire State Building is fighting back. The owners of the ESB — no longer the city’s tallest building, thanks to the sky-high development at the new WTC — are unveiling a newly designed LED system that will allow them to light the sky like never before, officials said. The new technology will let them to create rainbows, bursts, ripples and other special effects — and choose from scores more colors, they said.

But the ESB’s owners denied any competition with the WTC, which was the city’s tallest structure for years before 9/11. “We are quite secure as the focal point of the Manhattan skyline,” said Anthony Malkin, president of the entity that owns the building.

Plans call for replacing the existing 400 standard bulbs with 68,000 quarter-sized LED lights. It will take a few million dollars to install the new lights, Malkin said, but the energy savings — and the new look — will be worth it.

The project should be completed by September.
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I didn't mean the frames, I meant at the upper most floors the windows are bordered up in a red color.
mmmm dunno but i'm going to ask....
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Bathed in New Lights, Empire State Building Will Star in More Vivid Show




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Hey, great articles, thanks for posting.

Fascinating to see LEDS in the mast.
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when did ESB officially become 103 floors, rather than the oft-documented 102?
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when did ESB officially become 103 floors, rather than the oft-documented 102?
See here f.e.: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=482

There are several articles about 103rd floor (which is not open to the public btw) in this very thread...
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Amazing in blue and white!

The mighty Empire State building may not be the tallest in New York City but it sure looks so beautiful in blue and white!!


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Did the Yankees win a game or something?
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ha ha NO!!!

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Tonight's colors: From bottom tier, blue, white, blue (Columbia University Commencement) #NewYorkCity #NewYork #NYC #May16

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Tonight's colors: All tiers green ( @CityHarvest Skip Lunch Fight Hunger Campaign) May20



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Old Posted May 31, 2012, 7:36 PM
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"The two requirements specified were that the building look like a pencil and that it tower above any other structure on earth. With a peak work force of 3,000 men, the 102-story Empire State Building took only 14 months to complete and contains 10 million bricks and 5 acres of windows."


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Nice shot, Carlos..ever think of getting a few of One Penn Plaza? I noticed its base in the foreground of this shot
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hey thanks, One Penn Plaza? sure i will, i noticed at the ground level that they are trying to improve it by getting higher end tenants hopefully....still a bit sleazy and dated upclose.....the base of the building.....needs a major reno!!! btw Madison Square garden is going thru a major renovation on the outisde walls of the drum.....
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Check this out, then:
http://www.vnooffice.com/file/953b0e...aza_final_.pdf

First page isn't all that flattering of a shot, making its base look huge, lol.
But the second page has a really nice night shot, taken from our friend, Empire State Building
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