Empire State Building shines in split team colors to honor the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

December 28th, 2021

On Tuesday, Dec. 28, Empire State Building split its world-famous tower lights to shine for Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland in honor of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The north and south sides of the building were lit in red and gold for the University of Maryland, and the east and west sides lit in orange and maroon for Virginia Tech. Held annually, the New Era Pinstripe Bowl brings college football’s Bowl Season to the famous Yankee Stadium. This year’s Pinstripe Bowl will be played Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 2:15 p.m. For more information and tickets, please visit www.pinstripebowl.com.

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. 2021 is the 90th anniversary year of the Building which officially opened on May 1, 1931. 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.