New York City skyscrapers the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, One Bryant Part, 4 Times Square and the Helmsley Building were lit in red and white for the for the 100th anniversary of Cushman & Wakefield.
The buildings, which are owned by the Durst Organization and Empire State Realty Trust, paid tribute to the company last Thursday at 7pm. The Empire State Building displayed the company’s colors for 15 minutes. The other buildings, meanwhile, were lit in read and white for the whole night.
“New York is where we started 100 years ago, and over the last century Cushman & Wakefield has been involved with so many iconic structures in our home. We had a hand in the innovative Manhattan West, Hudson Yards, the historic United Nations Building, One World Trade Center, and I think every major office building in this city has been touched by Cushman & Wakefield in one way or another,” says John Santora, vice chairman & president of the firm’s New York tri-state region. “Having been at the firm for 40 years, I am thrilled to be celebrating this momentous anniversary and look forward to what the firm has in store in the future.”
Cushman & Wakefield was founded by J. Clydesdale Cushman and Bernard Wakefield in New York City on October 31, 1917. It has grown to become an international firm, with projects such as the United Nations building in New York, the Sears/Willis Tower in Chicago, the Coal Drops Yard in London, and the Duo Towers in Paris.
The light display coincided with Cushman & Wakefield’s centennial anniversary event at One World Observatory.