Bryant Park


Empire State Building Lit Green for Bryant Park

Lighting salutes the 25th anniversary of the park's reopening after renovations.

Empire State Building

On the night of Friday, April 21, the Empire State Building was lit up in green to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bryant Park’s reopening on April 22, 1992, after a lavish, four-year renovation.

As time goes on, it becomes more and more difficult to remember just how badly conditions had deteriorated in New York City by the end of the 1970’s. With the founding of the Bryant Park Restoration Corporation in 1980, one parcel of Midtown, with initial help from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the bold vision of surrounding businesses and building owners, began a quest to take the city back for its citizens.

That quest has been successful, to say the least, and has spurred countless other attempts, all around the world, to make public spaces cleaner, safer, and more interesting. We have no doubt the success at Bryant Park will continue for 25 years and many, many more. Thanks again to our friends at the Empire State Building for helping us celebrate this special milestone. 

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