New York City-based companies took over the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. The day kicked off with Manhattan-based commercial real estate giant, Empire State Realty Trust Inc. The company made the Wall Street appearance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Empire State Building Run-Up presented by Marmot. John B. Kessler, president and chief operations officer of Empire State Realty Trust, and Jordan Campbell, communications director of Marmot, were the company representatives that rang the bell.
The closing bell was rang by networking and volunteerism organization nycTIES. The All Stars Project joined the organization at the NYSE. Sameer Shah, president of nycTIES, represented the organization for the NYSE Closing Bell.
Empire Realty Trust has beefed up technology of the Empire State Building over the past five years including the improvement if cellular and Wi-Fi service. The building uses colorful lights to light the top of the 102-story building commemorating celebrations and holidays.