Because you want to argue about the best films of the 21st century, check out today's mid-day links: butt blimp goes splat, Qatar invests in Empire State Building, returning SNL cast members, farewell Tekserve, and cat plays whack-a-mole. Show More Summary
An affiliate of the Qatar Investment Authority has acquired a 9.9% stake in Empire State Realty Trust, which owns the Empire State Building, for $622 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.... To view the full story, click the title link.
The sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority purchased a 9.9% stake in the Empire State Building’s owner, Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT). As Bloomberg’s David Levitt reports, the fund bought 29.6 million newly issued Class A common shares at $21 each, or a $622 million investment. The shares also come with voting interest.
The tiny but wealthy OPEC member, an American ally, is ramping up its U.S. investments as oil income stumbles
Simone Biles is all smiles with the rest of the Final Five while visiting the Empire State Building on Tuesday (August 23) in New York City. The 19-year-old Olympian and her gold medal-winning teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian got the ultimate view of the Big Apple from the building’s viewing [...]
A TED-Ed lesson by Kim Preshoff gives a number of real world examples to help people visualize the concept of one part per million. The lesson uses things like kernels of corn in a truckload, bricks in the Empire State Building, and drops of ink in a bathtub to make its point and help people […]
The Lower Manhattan skyline has gone through some large-scale change in the past 15 years. The Twin Towers are gone, 1WTC is here, and there are plenty of new mega-condos like 8 Spruce Street and 35XV. A detailed glimpse of the skyline and its changes can be seen in these two images shot by photographer Peter Walker. [ more › ]
Mr. Bennett was honored by Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and more, and the Empire State Building was lit in Italian and American flag colors in his honor.
Tony Bennett turns 90-years-old on August 3, and the Empire State Realty Trust along with iHeartMedia aren’t holding back when it comes to celebrating the legend. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have developed a close personal and professional relationship, and she isn’t missing out on the celebratory fun. Show More Summary
A giant asteroid could crash into the Earth in the next century and wipe out the human race. NASA is taking the threat very seriously that it will soon launch a probe to prevent the future catastrophe from taking place.
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Perfume PosseSummer Rerun: Tom Ford Noir I hate to be posting another retread, but I am still in the middle of the remodel-from-hell (I mean it took 18 months to build the Empire State Building- how long should a kitchen, bath and hardwood floors take?) and… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseSummer Rerun: Tom Ford Noir
Tinybop's new app illustrates high-rise engineering by showing, not telling. Recently, a lucky photographer got a once-in-a-lifetime shot: A bolt of lightning striking the Empire State Building. I happened to be with my godson at the time it happened, so I showed him the picture. His first question: Where did the lightning go? Read Full Story
An event that reportedly happens an average of 23 times annually has been caught on camera in a dramatic video: lighting zapping the Empire State Building. The short clip— aptly titled “Boom!”-- has racked up over 1.2 million views on YouTube since it was first uploaded on Monday. Show More Summary
EW YORK (July 26, 2016) -- The 86th Floor Observation Deck of the Empire State Building, home to one of the most iconic views in the world, played host to the very first faceoff between Leo “El Terremoto” [...] The post LEO SANTA CRUZ & CARL FRAMPTON KICK OFF FIGHT WEEK WITH EMPIRE STATE BUILDING FACEOFF appeared first on Boxing News 24.
One of New York's most famous buildings is caught on video absorbing a spectacular lightning strike.
Girl: You’re on crack. Nobody’s just going to start calling the Empire State Building ‘ESB.’ Guy: If I do it often enough, it might start a trend. –Empire State Building
The Empire State Building played host to something on Monday which we usually only see in horror and science fiction shows. Lightning struck the landmark, and one lucky person happened to record it. The video likely brings to mind scenes such as the moment Frankenstein’s monster came to life, or the moment when lightning struck... Show More Summary
“Wasn’t me,” the pitcher wrote, channeling R. Kelly.
I don’t care how much lightning protection the Empire State Building has, I would not want to be in that building when it strikes. (...)