9-year-old gets Hanukkah wish, lights up Empire State Building
December 23, 1997
Web posted at: 11:51 p.m. EST (0451 GMT)
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Nine-year-old Mallory Greitzer threw a switch Tuesday to light up the Empire State building with blue and white Hanukkah lights. Mallory asked to flip the switch but her initial request was rejected by building managers. She then sent another letter to real estate mogul Leona Helmsley, whose company runs the building. Helmsley, through a spokeswoman says, "was very touched."
Mallory said, "It's like, 'Wow, this is really great I did this.' This is so cool."