Architect & Owner
Designed by Gregory Johnson and his architectural firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, the Empire State Building celebrates the Art Deco movement, exemplifying this style to the highest degree. Often regarded as the symbol of American Skyscrapers, a great deal of thought and consideration was demonstrated during the 16 redesigns of the building’s design. After all, this would be the world’s first building to touch the sky with over 100 stories.
In 1964, floodlights were installed to decorate the top 30 floors. For different occasions the lights are used to illuminate the building at night, using colours chosen to match different events. As an example it was covered in red, white and blue for several months after the World Trade Center attacks while it´s coloured by the team colours every time New York Knicks (orange, blue & white) and New York Rangers (blue & white) plays a home match. On Valentine’s Day it is lit in red, white and pink.