Empire State Building to be lit in Big Ten colors
March 4, 2018

NEW YORK CITY -- The Empire State Building will be lit in Big Ten colors on Sunday, March 4 in celebration of the Big Ten Tournament presented by SoFi, which is being played Feb. 28 - March 4 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Beginning at sunset, New York City's second-tallest building will show the colors of Purdue and Michigan before switching to the champion at the conclusion of the game.

The Empire State Building is one of the most iconic and recognizable buildings in New York City. It is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan and provides visitors with a beautiful panoramic view of New York City and beyond.

For more information on the 2018 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, visit BigTen.org/MBBT.

About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,500 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.

About the Empire State Building: Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), 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 skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports 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, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions as the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.