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News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

The team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) are developing the multifunctional scales, which can monitor health and inform about potentially dangerous life conditions, such as arteriosclerosis or cardiac arrhythmia Weighing oneself has become one of the most common morning rituals. However, your weight is not the only message that can be delivered by your bathroom scales: the team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Institute of Biomedical Engineering are developing the multifunctional scales, which can monitor your health and inform about potentially dangerous life conditions, such as arteriosclerosis or cardiac arrhythmia. "Hospitals are fully equipped with advanced technologies for diagnosing illnesses and critical conditions, but it is too expensive to use this equipment for everyday health monitoring. On the other hand, people do not have many devices for personal health monitoring at home, and these devices could be very practical", says Vaidotas Marozas, the Director of the KTU Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He is convinced that although elderly people today are relatively cautious of technologies and prefer to be treated by medication, the future generations will rely on personal health monitoring technologies more. Bathroom scales, a common accessory of every household, can become a useful tool for health monitoring. A team of KTU researchers have already developed a prototype of multifunctional body composition scales, and are now improving the model by adding new functions and parameters. Body composition scales supplemented by handlebar and matching technologies can measure a person's pulse through sensors on the handlebar and footpad electrodes. KTU researchers have developed a method, which can help identify the problems in the person's arterial condition by the pulse arrival time from heart to the feet. "We are measuring the speed of blood pulse wave: the faster the speed, the stiffer the arteries, which, in turn can already warn about the development of arteriosclerosis, and the latter can be the cause of increased blood pressure and other conditions", says Birut? Paliakait?, KTU biomedical engineering master's student, working with the team of researchers from the very start of the project. Paliakait? for the research on monitoring arterial condition with body composition scales was awarded by the Lithuanian Academy of Science. More than 20 Parameters to Be Measured in the Future "When a person has final stage of renal insufficiency syndrome, he or she has to undergo the dialysis several times a week. As kidneys cannot manage keeping the balance of microelements in the organism, the risk of potentially life threatening conditions, such as increased potassium concentration in blood, i.e. hyperkalemia, arises", says Paliakait?. Therefore, KTU researchers, collaborating with medical professionals, are aiming to integrate the function of recognising the development of hyperkalemia into the scales. When indicating this potentially life-threatening condition, the scales would notify the doctor, who might decide to move the planned dialysis into earlier date. "We are continuously increasing the number of parameters, that can be measured using our scales. For example, alongside arterial stiffness, the scales can also detect cardiac arrhythmia. I believe, that in the future, the multifunctional body composition scales will measure more than 20 various health parameters", says Marozas. Head of the Institute, Professor Vaidotas Marozas is convinced that such household health monitoring device would be affordable for everyone. "Our technology is less complex than that of a smart phone, which needs expensive materials and elements. We are creating data processing algorithms, and our main resource is our intellect", says Marozas. The research was partly funded by CARRE, funded by the European Commission under the grant No. FP7-ICT-611140. The EC evaluated the project as excellent (achieving its objectives and technical goals) and even exceeding expectations.


News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: phys.org

Multifunctional scales created at KTU Institute of Biomedical Engineering can inform about potentially life threatening conditions. Credit: KTU Weighing oneself has become one of the most common morning rituals. However, your weight is not the only message that can be delivered by your bathroom scales: the team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Institute of Biomedical Engineering are developing the multifunctional scales, which can monitor your health and inform about potentially dangerous life conditions, such as arteriosclerosis or cardiac arrhythmia. "Hospitals are fully equipped with advanced technologies for diagnosing illnesses and critical conditions, but it is too expensive to use this equipment for everyday health monitoring. On the other hand, people do not have many devices for personal health monitoring at home, and these devices could be very practical", says Vaidotas Marozas, the Director of the KTU Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He is convinced that although elderly people today are relatively cautious of technologies and prefer to be treated by medication, the future generations will rely on personal health monitoring technologies more. Bathroom scales, a common accessory of every household, can become a useful tool for health monitoring. A team of KTU researchers have already developed a prototype of multifunctional body composition scales, and are now improving the model by adding new functions and parameters. Body composition scales supplemented by handlebar and matching technologies can measure a person's pulse through sensors on the handlebar and footpad electrodes. KTU researchers have developed a method, which can help identify the problems in the person's arterial condition by the pulse arrival time from heart to the feet. "We are measuring the speed of blood pulse wave: the faster the speed, the stiffer the arteries, which, in turn can already warn about the development of arteriosclerosis, and the latter can be the cause of increased blood pressure and other conditions", says Birut? Paliakait?, KTU biomedical engineering master's student, working with the team of researchers from the very start of the project. Paliakait? for the research on monitoring arterial condition with body composition scales was awarded by the Lithuanian Academy of Science. More than 20 Parameters to Be Measured in the Future "When a person has final stage of renal insufficiency syndrome, he or she has to undergo the dialysis several times a week. As kidneys cannot manage keeping the balance of microelements in the organism, the risk of potentially life threatening conditions, such as increased potassium concentration in blood, i.e. hyperkalemia, arises", says Paliakait?. Therefore, KTU researchers, collaborating with medical professionals, are aiming to integrate the function of recognising the development of hyperkalemia into the scales. When indicating this potentially life-threatening condition, the scales would notify the doctor, who might decide to move the planned dialysis into earlier date. "We are continuously increasing the number of parameters, that can be measured using our scales. For example, alongside arterial stiffness, the scales can also detect cardiac arrhythmia. I believe, that in the future, the multifunctional body composition scales will measure more than 20 various health parameters", says Marozas. Head of the Institute, Professor Vaidotas Marozas is convinced that such household health monitoring device would be affordable for everyone. "Our technology is less complex than that of a smart phone, which needs expensive materials and elements. We are creating data processing algorithms, and our main resource is our intellect", says Marozas. Explore further: Team suggests device for distant monitoring of blood pressure


News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: www.sciencedaily.com

Weighing oneself has become one of the most common morning rituals. However, your weight is not the only message that can be delivered by your bathroom scales: the team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Institute of Biomedical Engineering are developing the multifunctional scales, which can monitor your health and inform about potentially dangerous life conditions, such as arteriosclerosis or cardiac arrhythmia. "Hospitals are fully equipped with advanced technologies for diagnosing illnesses and critical conditions, but it is too expensive to use this equipment for everyday health monitoring. On the other hand, people do not have many devices for personal health monitoring at home, and these devices could be very practical," says Vaidotas Marozas, the Director of the KTU Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He is convinced that although elderly people today are relatively cautious of technologies and prefer to be treated by medication, the future generations will rely on personal health monitoring technologies more. Bathroom scales, a common accessory of every household, can become a useful tool for health monitoring. A team of KTU researchers have already developed a prototype of multifunctional body composition scales, and are now improving the model by adding new functions and parameters. Body composition scales supplemented by handlebar and matching technologies can measure a person's pulse through sensors on the handlebar and footpad electrodes. KTU researchers have developed a method, which can help identify the problems in the person's arterial condition by the pulse arrival time from heart to the feet. "We are measuring the speed of blood pulse wave: the faster the speed, the stiffer the arteries, which, in turn can already warn about the development of arteriosclerosis, and the latter can be the cause of increased blood pressure and other conditions," says Birutė Paliakaitė, KTU biomedical engineering master's student, working with the team of researchers from the very start of the project. More than 20 Parameters to Be Measured in the Future "When a person has final stage of renal insufficiency syndrome, he or she has to undergo the dialysis several times a week. As kidneys cannot manage keeping the balance of microelements in the organism, the risk of potentially life threatening conditions, such as increased potassium concentration in blood, i.e. hyperkalemia, arises," says Paliakaitė. Therefore, KTU researchers, collaborating with medical professionals, are aiming to integrate the function of recognising the development of hyperkalemia into the scales. When indicating this potentially life-threatening condition, the scales would notify the doctor, who might decide to move the planned dialysis into earlier date. "We are continuously increasing the number of parameters, that can be measured using our scales. For example, alongside arterial stiffness, the scales can also detect cardiac arrhythmia. I believe, that in the future, the multifunctional body composition scales will measure more than 20 various health parameters," says Marozas. Head of the Institute, Professor Vaidotas Marozas is convinced that such household health monitoring device would be affordable for everyone. "Our technology is less complex than that of a smart phone, which needs expensive materials and elements. We are creating data processing algorithms, and our main resource is our intellect," says Marozas.


News Article | April 27, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius AB (hereinafter – the Company), identification code 304151376, registered office placed at Aguonu str. 24, Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania. The total number of registered ordinary shares issued by company is 894 630 333; ISIN code LT0000130023. The Company informs that on 26 April, 2017 the Supervisory Board of the Company adopted a decision to elect Saulius Vaičekauskas as the new member of the Board in charge of the area of network operations from the end of the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Company that elected him until the end of the term of office of the current Board of Directors. The newly elected member of the Board will take the office of the Director of Network Operations Division. "I am glad that I will be able to contribute to a safer and more reliable energy supply to the customers. I am ready to continue work, search and install advanced electricity and natural gas distribution network technological solutions enabling to increase the operating efficiency of the distribution networks", - said S. Vaičekauskas. S. Vaičekauskas has accumulated 14 years of management experience in the field of energy. Since the establishment of ESO in 1 January, 2016 he led Company's Metering Management department. Until then for nearly five years he led LESTO Operations department, during 2003-2010 he managed Electricity Supply and Accounting unit of Vakarų Skirstomieji tinklai (VST), worked in other positions. S. Vaičekauskas graduated from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and holds a master’s degree of International Trade and bachelor’s degree of Electricity Engineering. Besides S. Vaičekauskas the Board of the Company consists of Dalia Andrulionienė (Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company), Augustas Dragūnas (Director of Finance and Administration Division), Rytis Borkys (Director of Network Development Division) and Ignas Pranskevičius (Director of Services Division).


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) are developing the monitoring system for seniors: Upon registering a fall of a person, the system sends a notification to the carers "When faced with problems of the elderly in our closest family, it is us who experience major stress, not them", says Egidijus Kazanavicius, Professor at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Director at the Centre of Real Time Computer Systems. Kazanavicius is heading the team of researchers from KTU and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU), who are developing the monitoring system for seniors: upon registering a fall of a person, the system sends a notification to the carers. "Falls are the leading cause of death in the elderly population and are very common problem in geriatrics, symptomatic to a wide variety of health conditions. Besides causing physical injuries, falls lower person's self-confidence to move independently, and are often a reason of various psychological problems", says Dr Vita Lesauskaite, researcher at LSMU. Collaborating, KTU and LSMU researchers created a prototype of a monitoring system for seniors GRIUTIS, consisting of a set of fixed sensors placed in premises, and of the software. When sensors register a change in a person's behaviour or in his or her position, the alert is being sent to their family and / or carers. The next step for the researchers is patenting of technologies and product commercialisation. It is planned that the senior monitoring system GRIUTIS will be used in geriatrics clinics as soon as the next year. Lithuanian Research Council has allocated funds for the realisation of the project. "I tested the prototype at home, myself. It works perfectly, and I feel more relaxed knowing how my elderly mother is doing, when I am not nearby. It is a great advantage to be able to work with a team of researchers with different competencies -- together we can create truly innovative products", says Kazanavičius. The project GRIUTIS is one of almost 10 joint projects of KTU and LSMU, which were funded by the institutional R&D funds of both Kaunas universities.


- El Empire State Realty Trust e iHeartMedia presentan el nuevo show de música y luz de vacaciones en el que participa Mariah Carey El Empire State Building sincronizará las luces de la torre con "All I Want for Christmas Is You" NUEVA YORK, 13 de diciembre de 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- El Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) e iHeartMedia han anunciado que el show anual de música y luz de vacaciones del Empire State Building (ESB) contará con la súper-estrella mundial Mariah Carey y su icónica canción de éxito "All I Want for Christmas Is You" de su primer disco de Navidad, Merry Christmas. El show, diseñado por el destacado diseñador de iluminación Marc Brickman, se presentará el 19 de diciembre, sincronizándose en directo cada noche a las 7 p.m. ET en iHeartMedia New York's Z100, 103.5 KTU y 106.7 Lite fm hasta el 25 de diciembre. Para comenzar con la temporada festiva, Mariah Carey "pulsó el interruptor" durante la ceremonia de iluminación en el famoso vestíbulo de la Fifth Avenue del ESB. El evento forma parte de "ESB Unwrapped", una celebración de un mes de duración que muestra decoraciones impresionantes en las ventanas del edificio que dan a la Fifth Avenue y un vestíbulo Art Deco, con apariciones de invitados especiales sorpresa y un pianista tocando una selección de los favoritos navideños. "Estamos orgullosos de asociarnos con iHeartMedia y de ver lo divertido es que una súper-estrella musical multiplatino como Mariah Carey haya seleccionado estar con el clásico icónico navideño que encabeza las listas "All I Want for Christmas Is You" en nuestro conocido espectáculo navideño de música y luz", afirmó Anthony E. Malkin, presidente y consejero delegado del ESRT. "Nuestro show de luces de Navidad lleva la temporada festiva de la ciudad de Nueva York a todo el mundo por medio de los medios sociales, siendo la cima de la temporada de vacaciones desde lo más alto de nuestra icónica torre en el centro del horizonte de Nueva York". "Puedo ver el Empire State Building desde mi apartamento, y es uno de mis edificios favoritos de todo el mundo", destacó Mariah Carey. "Disponer de estas icónicas luces sincronizadas con mi canción es el regalo perfecto para esta temporada de vacaciones". "La participación en el show de luces del Empire State Building se ha convertido en una tradición navideña anual para las emisoras de iHeartMedia en NYC y para nuestros oyentes", indicó Tom Poleman, director general de National Programming Groups para iHeartMedia. "Se trata de un momento mágico en el año en la Gran Manzana, y estamos impacientes por propagar el saludo navideño en la ciudad". La destacada presentación será visible para los visitantes y turistas desde varios puntos aventajados de la ciudad de Nueva York y del área Tri-State, y los aficionados deberán usar el hashtag #ESBUnwrapped en los canales de medios sociales para unirse a la emoción. Los seguidores podrán escuchar el show de música y luz de Navidad al sintonizar Z100, 103.5 KTU y 106.7 Lite fm, o al realizar el streaming de las emisoras en directo en iHeartRadio, el servicio de radio digital de música y en directo de iHeartMedia. En el canal de YouTube del Empire State Building se colgará un video del show completo (bit.ly/ESBUnwrappedVid) justo después del evento para que lo pueda disfrutar todo el mundo. Acerca del Empire State Building Levantándose 1.454 pies sobre Midtown Manhattan (desde la base a la antena), el Empire State Building, propiedad de Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., es el "edificio de oficinas más famoso del mundo". Con nuevas inversiones en eficiencia energética, infraestructura, áreas públicas y servicios, el Empire State Building ha atraído a arrendatarios de primera clase en un amplio abanico de industrias de todo el mundo. La sólida tecnología de emisión del rascacielos admite todas las emisoras de televisión y radio FM en el mercado metropolitano de Nueva York. El Empire State Building fue nombrado edificio favorito de América en una encuesta realizada por el American Institute of Architects, y el Empire State Building Observatory es una de las atracciones más respetadas del mundo y es el destino turístico número uno de la región. Para más información sobre el Empire State Building, visite www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc o www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/. Acerca del Empire State Realty Trust Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), un fondo de inversión inmobiliario líder (REIT), es dueño, gestiona, pone en marcha, adquiere y reposiciona las propiedades de oficinas y al por menor en Manhattan y el área metropolitana superior de Nueva York, incluyendo el Empire State Building, el edificio de oficinas más famoso del mundo. Con sede central en Nueva York, Nueva York, las principales oficinas de la compañía y su cartera al por menor cubren 10,1 millones de pies cuadrados de alquiler, a fecha de 30 de septiembre de 2016, estando formada por 9,4 millones de pies cuadrados de alquiler en 14 propiedades de oficinas, incluyendo nueve en Manhattan, tres en Fairfield County, Connecticut y dos en Westchester County, Nueva York; y aproximadamente 707.000 pies cuadrados de alquiler en su cartera al por menor.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.cemag.us

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) laboratories often serve as birthplaces of unique products, such as antimicrobial silicone invented by Aiste Lisauskaite and her supervisor Dr. Virginija Jankauskaite. The researchers believe that the new product will be extremely useful both for household and medical purposes. Lisauskaite, who is a PhD student at the KTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Department of Materials Engineering, presented her invention at the Life Sciences Baltics Conference last year. Her innovation was selected as one of the top five at the conference, and received enormous attention of industry professionals from various countries. “The silicone has antimicrobial effect both on gram-positive and on gram-negative microbial strains and fungi. Its antimicrobial effect can be used in various situations, when there is a risk to acquire bacterial infection,” says Lisauskaite. Antimicrobial silicone can be used in hospitals, health care centers, and other similar institutions. “The new product can be used in blood, urinary, and respiratory catheters, it can be applied for various tubes and implants, and used for many different medical purposes. The household usage ranges from children toys’ lining, transport, or packaging,” Lisauskaitė says. Catheters or silicones, dipped in or coated with silver compounds, have already been used for some time. However, the antimicrobial silicone developed at KTU is based on completely different technology and different materials. So far, it is a unique product in the world. The researchers have been working on the production of the antimicrobial silicone for four years. “I have received many inquiries into the idea and its commercialization. In the future, I hope not only to develop my ideas, of which I have a lot of, but also to introduce competitive and advanced products to the market,” says Lisauskaite. Paulius Kozlovas, technology transfer manager at KTU National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, is convinced that the innovative technology has broad commercialization possibilities. “We can definitely see that businesses today are more and more interested into innovative solutions. Aiste’s product has broad application possibilities, and we have already applied for European patent. After acquiring the patent and having the product’s intellectual rights protected, we will be able to proceed with discussions with potential investors. I see huge potential of success in international markets and the possibility to attract foreign investors to Lithuania,” says Kozlovas.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Antimicrobial silicone was invented by a KTU Ph.D. student Aiste Lisauskaite and her supervisor Dr. Virginija Jankauskaite; the researchers believe that the new product will be extremely useful both for household and medical purposes Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) laboratories often serve as birthplaces of unique products, such as antimicrobial silicone invented by a KTU PhD student Aiste Lisauskaite and her supervisor Dr Virginija Jankauskaite. The researchers believe that the new product will be extremely useful both for household and medical purposes. Lisauskaite, who is a PhD student at the KTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Department of Materials Engineering, has presented her invention at the Life Sciences Baltics Conference last year. Her innovation was selected as one of the top five at the Conference, and received enormous attention of industry professionals from various countries. "The silicone has antimicrobial effect both on gram-positive and on gram-negative microbial strains and fungi. Its antimicrobial effect can be used in various situations, when there is a risk to acquire bacterial infection", says Lisauskaite. Antimicrobial silicone can be used in hospitals, health care centres and in other similar institutions. "The new product can be used in blood, urinary and respiratory catheters, it can be applied for various tubes and implants, and used for many different medical purposes. The household usage ranges from children toys' lining, transport or packaging", Lisauskait? is convinced. Catheters or silicones, dipped in or coated with silver compounds have been already used for some time. However, the antimicrobial silicone developed at KTU is based on completely different technology and different materials. So far, it is a unique product in the world. The researchers have been working on the production of the antimicrobial silicone for 4 years. "I have received many inquiries into the idea and its commercialisation. In the future, I hope not only to develop my ideas, of which I have a lot of, but also to introduce competitive and advanced products to the market", says Lisauskaite, a young researcher at KTU. Paulius Kozlovas, technology transfer manager at KTU National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre is convinced that the innovative technology has broad commercialisation possibilities. "We can definitely see that businesses today are more and more interested into innovative solutions. Aiste's product has broad application possibilities, and we have already applied for European patent. After acquiring the patent and having the product's intellectual rights protected, we will be able to proceed with discussions with potential investors. I see huge potential of success in international markets and the possibility to attract foreign investors to Lithuania", says Kozlovas.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: phys.org

Lisauskaite, who is a PhD student at the KTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Department of Materials Engineering, has presented her invention at the Life Sciences Baltics Conference last year. Her innovation was selected as one of the top five at the Conference, and received enormous attention of industry professionals from various countries. "The silicone has antimicrobial effect both on gram-positive and on gram-negative microbial strains and fungi. Its antimicrobial effect can be used in various situations, when there is a risk to acquire bacterial infection," says Lisauskaite. Antimicrobial silicone can be used in hospitals, health care centres and in other similar institutions. "The new product can be used in blood, urinary and respiratory catheters, it can be applied for various tubes and implants, and used for many different medical purposes. The household usage ranges from children toys' lining, transport or packaging," Lisauskaitė is convinced. Catheters or silicones, dipped in or coated with silver compounds have been already used for some time. However, the antimicrobial silicone developed at KTU is based on completely different technology and different materials. So far, it is a unique product in the world. The researchers have been working on the production of the antimicrobial silicone for 4 years. "I have received many inquiries into the idea and its commercialisation. In the future, I hope not only to develop my ideas, of which I have a lot of, but also to introduce competitive and advanced products to the market," says Lisauskaite, a young researcher at KTU. Paulius Kozlovas, technology transfer manager at KTU National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre is convinced that the innovative technology has broad commercialisation possibilities. "We can definitely see that businesses today are more and more interested into innovative solutions. Aiste's product has broad application possibilities, and we have already applied for European patent. After acquiring the patent and having the product's intellectual rights protected, we will be able to proceed with discussions with potential investors. I see huge potential of success in international markets and the possibility to attract foreign investors to Lithuania," says Kozlovas. Explore further: Does Agion silver technology work as an antimicrobial?


NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia have announced that the annual Empire State Building (ESB) holiday music-to-light show will feature global superstar Mariah Carey and her iconic hit song, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" from her first holiday album, Merry Christmas. The show, designed by renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman, will premiere on December 19 and will be synced live each night at 7 p.m. ET on iHeartMedia New York's Z100, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite fm through December 25. To kick off the holiday season, Mariah Carey "flipped the switch" at a lighting ceremony in ESB's famed Fifth Avenue lobby. The event is a part of "ESB Unwrapped," a month-long celebration which features dazzling holiday decorations in the building's Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, appearances by special surprise guests and a pianist playing a selection of holiday favorites. "We're proud to partner with iHeartMedia and how much fun is it that multi-platinum musical superstar Mariah Carey has chosen to feature her chart-topping iconic holiday classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in our signature holiday music-to-light spectacular?" said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT. "Our holiday light show brings New York City's holiday season to the entire world via social media and is the very pinnacle of the holiday season from high atop our iconic tower in the heart of the New York skyline." "I can see the Empire State Building from my apartment, and it is one of my favorite buildings in the world," said Mariah Carey. "To have its iconic lights synched to my song is the perfect gift this holiday season." "Participating in the Empire State Buildings light show has become an annual holiday tradition for iHeartMedia stations in NYC and our listeners," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Groups for iHeartMedia. "It's such a magical time of the year in the Big Apple, and we are looking forward to spreading holiday cheer across the City." The stunning presentation will be visible to revelers and tourists from various vantage points around New York City and the Tri-State area, and fans should use the hashtag #ESBUnwrapped on social media channels to join in the excitement. Fans can listen to the holiday music-to-light show by tuning into Z100, 103.5 KTU, and 106.7 Lite fm, or by streaming the stations live on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service. A video of the entire show will be posted on the Empire State Building's YouTube channel (bit.ly/ESBUnwrappedVid) immediately following the event for those around the world to enjoy. 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 all 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, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/. About Empire State Realty Trust Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2016, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 707,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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