Empire State Building launches newly designed web site


NEW YORK – Today, the Empire State Building announced the launch of its newly designed Web site, www.esbnyc.com. The official site of the world’s most famous office building now features a more engaging, interactive and user-friendly online portal that shares real-time information about events, tower lightings, leasing, branding, and broadcasting. The new website also provides a one stop and efficient path for planning visits to its world famous observatories, including the ability to purchase the full offering of tickets online.

Visitors can now access a wealth of information, photos and videos that share the history and future of the Empire State Building. Landmark projects highlighted throughout include the more than $550 million building-wide renovation initiative, and its globally-acclaimed energy retrofit program.

The Web site launch comes on the heels of the introduction of the Empire State Building’s new social media channels on Facebook and Twitter where fans can now engage in conversation and receive real-time information about the building at www.facebook.com/ESBObservatory and @ESBObservatory.

Malkin Holdings president Anthony E. Malkin stated, “We are excited to expand upon the Empire State Building’s social media pages and to unveil the newly designed www.esbnyc.com, to provide global, instant digital access to the world’s most famous office building.” He added, “Our new engaging, informative and comprehensive Web site builds community, communicates, and shares information with our hundreds of millions of followers around the world.”

The new Web site contains information about the building’s noteworthy events, media highlights, awards and fun facts as well as an extensive photo gallery of celebrities and dignitaries who have visited over the past few decades.

Visitors can also learn about the Empire State Building’s renowned tower lights which illuminate nightly to recognize key milestones, events, charitable organizations, countries and holidays throughout the world. A fun program offers the opportunity to commemorate special occasions by creating personalized e-postcards. This page allows users to choose their own signature lighting scheme for a photo of the Empire State Building which can be sent to family and friends along with a special message.