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EarthCam and Empire State Building Partner to Share Unmatched Live Streaming Views of New York City


New York, May 2, 2019 -- EarthCam is celebrating the 88th birthday of the Empire State Building by taking viewers to the iconic skyscraper with its new live streaming webcams. See the world-famous landmark and experience the perspective from the top with live streaming video from high-quality 4K cameras.

EarthCam and the Empire State Building (ESB) have partnered to offer these unique views to New Yorkers and people around the world. A live streaming camera offers visitors a view of ESB itself, including a front row seat to the dazzling tower lightings and breathtaking sunsets over the dynamic city skyline. Another camera recreates the perspective from the 103rd floor, delivering sweeping views of the cityscape from an incredible vantage point.

“Through our partnership with EarthCam, the phenomenal views from the Empire State Building, and of course, a remarkable view of the Art Deco landmark itself are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, SVP, Director of the Observatory. “With this exciting technology, we are able to bring live footage of this beloved Building to even more people around the world.”

In addition to the view of the building, in the first installation of its kind, EarthCam mounted eight strategically-placed cameras around the skyscraper, creating a completely unique 360° viewing experience of New York City. In honor of the 1,454-foot-tall building, EarthCam’s ring of cameras situated above the famed 86th Floor Observation Deck robotically capture 1,454 eight-megapixel images to create a staggering 4 gigapixel (4 billion pixel resolution) panorama every day. Visitors that purchase premium tickets online through the ESB website will have access to a special VIP experience and can download a 360° high-definition panorama photo as a memorable and unique token of their visit to the Empire State Building.

“It’s unique challenges like this that drive our innovation, allowing us to showcase our latest technology in an entertaining and meaningful way,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “Our technology has made it possible to capture a perspective like this in a way we’ve never been able to before, and these beautiful vistas of New York will undoubtedly inspire people around the world to visit this must-see destination.”

To experience views of New York City from the top of the Empire State Building, visit


EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and reality capture solutions for corporate and government clients. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events. EarthCam has documented over a trillion dollars of construction projects around the world. The company is headquartered on a 10-acre campus in Northern New Jersey and maintains 13 additional offices internationally.

The Webby Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, with views of popular locations and landmarks such as Times Square, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Miami Beach, Bourbon Street, Temple Bar in Dublin, CN Tower, Atlantis the Palm Dubai and Abbey Road Crossing in London.

To experience more of EarthCam, visit or download the Webcams app on your mobile device at


Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, 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 Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit, @EmpireStateBldg,, or  


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