Empire State Realty Trust Launches Sixth Annual Photo Contest

June 28, 2017

New York, NY, June 28, 2017 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced the launch of its sixth annual photo contest inviting amateur photographers to submit their original images of or from the Empire State Building (ESB). Photographers are encouraged to enter their photos highlighting the iconic landmark for a chance to gain international exposure and to win a Grand Prize of $5,000. An additional $1,500 prize will be granted to one Runner-Up.

ESB fans can participate in the contest by submitting their photo entries via ESB’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/EmpireStateBuilding) or by using the hashtag #ESBmoment on Instagram or Twitter. Entrants are also able to submit their Snapchat photos using the geo-filters available while in or near the Empire State Building by saving them to their personal devices and posting their submission on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Entries will be accepted between 12:00 PM ET on Wednesday, June 28 through Wednesday, August 9 at 11:59 PM ET. Exterior and interior shots of the building will be accepted. ESRT will select up to 52 total finalists from the submissions, from which two will be selected for the Grand Prize and Runner-Up honors.

“The Empire State Building is the world’s most famous building and is the most photographed building in New York City,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. “Our annual photo contest gives photographers an opportunity to capture their ‘ESB moment’ and share their view of New York City’s icon with other fans across the globe.”

Six weekly winners will be determined by fan vote. Each week, the entry with the most votes on Facebook will be deemed a weekly winner and will automatically become a finalist — competing for a chance to win the Grand Prize.

Entrants must be over the age of 18 and legal residents of the United States. For official contest rules and additional information about the photo contest, visit: www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding.

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, 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 March 31, 2017, 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 708,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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