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Super Bowl 2013: Empire State Building Lit Up

The Empire State Building to honor the Super Bowl with face-off lighting featuring LED special effects

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The Empire State Building will honor the Super Bowl , featuring the Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, February 3, 2013, with a face-off lighting showcasing dynamic special effects of the landmark’s famed LED tower lights.

Beginning at sunset on Sunday, ESB’s world-famous tower lights will rotate Ravens purple and white and 49ers gold and red. For each touchdown scored, the lights will sparkle in the scoring team’s colors. When the champion is decided, the team’s colors will dazzle the New York City skyline until sunrise.

The Empire State Building recently unveiled its new state-of-the-art LED lighting system designed by Philips Color Kinetics. The new lighting system is unique to ESB and allows customized light capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors in limitless combinations along with special effects such as ripples, sparkles, cross-fades and bursts.

Photos and footage of the special lighting will be available the evening of Sunday, February 3 for media consideration.

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building is the "World’s Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in 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 all 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. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions and is the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit , , or @EmpireStateBldg .