SATURDAY, APR. 25, 2020 - 9:28PM.
The Empire State Building is known across the world by billions of people. It has stood tall and strong for nearly 100 years. It's now sending hope to millions across the world.
Z100 which is New York's #1 Hit Music Station features hit music radio and Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest live from New York City at Z100.com and iHeartRadio. Each night, Z100 New York and Elvis Duran have teamed up with the Empire State Building to create a new music-to-light show every night to honor the heroes risking their lives each day to fight in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each night, Elvis Duran and Elvis Duran Morning show on z100 are interviewing those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the interview is done they will play New York's unofficial anthem from Alicia Keys, “New York State of Mind, " along with a music-to-light show from the Empire State Building!
In additon, every night throughout the ongoing pandemic, the Empire State Building will shine in a red heartbeat to show support to everyone in the world affected from COVID-19.
Additionally, at the top of every hour, the Building will sparkle in the colors of first responders to pay respect to the heroic emergency workers on the front line of the fight. The colors include yellow, blue, silver, red, white, green, and grey for the dispatchers, law enforcement, correctional officers, firefighters, paramedics, and military members of our communities who have put their lives on the line on behalf of all of us.
Following the light show will be five minutes of darkness in memory of those who have lost their lives in the global pandemic.
Everyone around the world is invited to join in on the conversation each night by posting a video of themselves to their social media pages with the hashtag #EmpireStateBuilding and #iHeartNewYork tagging both the Empire State Building and iHeartRadio to share how we are all still able to connect with each other.
“The Empire State Building has always served as an international symbol of hope, of challenges overcome, and of New York City itself, With iHeartRadio, the radio network of America, she provides comfort and inspiration to New Yorkers, America, and the world.”
- said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO, ESRT.
The music-to-light show will be streamed on Z100's YouTube page every night at 9PM ET. You can catch the first night of the show above!