Tenant Power

In the late 2000s, Anthony E. Malkin, chairman and chief executive of Empire State Realty Trust, joined forces with a coalition of businesses and environmental organizations to launch an ambitious $20 million retrofit of the Empire State Building with the aim of reducing the iconic New York City office tower’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by more than one-third. Read the whole article here:

Lottery Registration for the 40th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot Opens October 24, 2016

New York, NY – October 24, 2016— Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced that lottery registration for the 2017 Empire State Building Run-Up (ESBRU) Presented by Marmot will open on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. ET and close on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Thousands of runners from around the world will enter – all vying for a chance to race up the Empire State Building’s 86 flights and 1,576 stairs. Interested runners should register online at http://www.nycruns.com/esb. Race entry is $125 per applicant, and will only be charged once the applicant is informed of his or her selection as a participant. Runners who have applied to climb will be notified of their race status via email on November 30, 2016.

“The Empire State Building is the birthplace of tower running and is the model for stairclimbing races throughout the world,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT. “As we approach our 40th year, we’re excited to continue this legacy of bucket-list competition.”

Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is the official charity partner of the ESBRU with a designated heat in the race for challenged athletes. CAF is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges gain universal access to physical activity and sport through global grant distributions, camps, clinics, mentoring and motivation.

Bulova is the official timekeeper of the race, providing the male and female first place winners of the elite heat with Bulova watches.

The event is produced by NYCRUNS, the largest running event management company in the New York Metropolitan Area.

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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 June 30, 2016, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

About Marmot Mountain, LLC
Marmot is an award-winning, globally distributed brand of high-performance, technical clothing, apparel, and equipment. Since 1974, Marmot products have been worn by climbers, skiers, mountaineers and adventurers world-wide. Marmot works with professional mountain guides, world-class athletes, and expeditions—pushing the limits of product innovation and technology—pioneering what is possible in the most extreme environments on earth. For more information about Marmot, please visit www.marmot.com

About the Challenged Athletes Foundation 
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $76 million has been raised and over 13,000 funding requests from people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles. To learn more, visit challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.

About Bulova
Founded in 1875, Bulova remains one of the world’s most recognized brands, with a distinguished portfolio that includes Bulova, Caravelle New York, Wittnauer watches, as well as licensed Harley-Davidson® Timepieces by Bulova watches, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® watches and clocks, and Bulova Clocks. Bulova is headquartered in New York City, with eight International offices and distribution in 65 markets. Still at the forefront of the timekeeping industry, Bulova is committed to advancing the art of watchmaking with extraordinary design, exclusive high-performance technology and enduring quality that upholds a tradition of excellence and meets the needs of global consumers today. For more information, visit www.bulova.com.

About NYCRUNS 
NYCRUNS is the largest running event management company in the New York Metropolitan Area, producing over 30 events of their own including the Brooklyn & Central Park Marathons, and providing the technical backbone for dozens of others. NYCRUNS clients include Empire State Realty Trust, Google, Citibank, The New York Jets, New York University, Columbia University, Weill Cornell, The United States Military Academy at West Point, The Brooklyn Cyclones, and many other world-class organizations.

Empire State Building Revolutionizes Skyscraper Construction

New York, New York – October 13, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today another innovation at the Empire State Building (ESB) where a new project is underway to install a new auxiliary Master FM Radio antenna on its famed tower. An innovative, protective construction cocoon at the base of ESB’s antenna tower has avoided impact on day-to-day operations of the building. The cocoon extends the once limited work window from 5 hours per day (due to Observatory hours) to 24 hours per day, even during inclement weather, and also allows a greatly reduced sidewalk scaffolding.

The project itself will result in an end to disruption to broadcast operations. Previously, work on the tower could require a shutdown of certain broadcast operations. The new antenna installation includes a radio-frequency-shielded climbing aperture which allows television antenna work on ESB’s tower to be performed without impacting existing radio signals. As the largest known construction enclosure ever assembled atop an occupied skyscraper, this success of this innovative cocoon strategy has the potential to change the construction processes of other existing and functioning skyscrapers around the world.

The tower restoration project, led by JLL and Skanska, is slated to be completed in 2017. In addition to the installation of the antenna, a new FM auxiliary combiner – the largest known FM combiner in the world – will be installed on the tower, which will enable the radio frequencies of all 19 stations to be transmitted from the newly installed Master FM Radio antenna.

“As the World’s Most Famous Building, the Empire State Building constantly innovates, and this new construction protection process in our tower restoration project is just another example,” says Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations, Empire State Realty Trust. “The Empire State Building, fortunately, attracts the best and the brightest to our work, and the world benefits.”

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 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, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, 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 June 30, 2016, 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 724,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements 
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by our use of the words “assumes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects” and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results, performance or achievements. Such factors and risks include, without limitation, a failure of conditions or performance regarding any event or transaction described above, regulatory changes, and other risks and uncertainties described from time to time in ESRT’s filings with the SEC. Except as may be required by law, ESRT does not undertake a duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes High-End Steakhouse to 1359 Broadway

NEW YORK CITY, October, 11, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announces Wolfgang’s Steakhouse has signed a long-term lease for 13,828 sq. ft. at 1359 Broadway.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is committed to providing an extraordinary culinary experience for diners. Zagat ranked Wolfgang’s as “top contender” amongst New York City’s steakhouses.

“Wolfgang’s is an exciting addition to the rapidly evolving Times Square South neighborhood, and will provide another attraction not just for the growing office population, but also for the tourists who increasingly walk between Times and Herald Squares,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “We continue to bring a mix of shops and dining to the 30 million sq. ft. Times Square South submarket, where ESRT is the largest landlord.”

Cosmo Montemurro of Murro Realty LLC represented Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in the lease negotiations. Fred Posniak and Shanae Ursini represented ESRT in the transaction.

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 June 30, 2016, 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 709,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by our use of the words “assumes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects” and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results, performance or achievements. Such factors and risks include, without limitation, a failure of conditions or performance regarding any event or transaction described above, regulatory changes, and other risks and uncertainties described from time to time in ESRT’s filings with the SEC. Except as may be required by law, ESRT does not undertake a duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Empire State Realty Trust Adds Quality Retailer to Empire State Building

NEW YORK CITY, October 10, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Chopt, the creative salad company, has signed a long-term lease at the Empire State Building.

Chopt salads have reshaped the fast food community, creating healthy, flavorful and quality food options that are affordable and convenient.

“Chopt will be located on the 33rd Street portion of the property, featuring food and services dedicated to our “Urban Campus Within a Building” for our tenants at the Empire State Building, and also the neighborhood,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “We now have seven in-building dining options to serve our tenants.”

Craig Hantgan of Esquire Properties, Inc. represented Chopt in the lease negotiations. Fred Posniak and Shanae Ursini represented ESRT in the above transaction.

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 June 30, 2016, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by our use of the words “assumes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects” and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results, performance or achievements. Such factors and risks include, without limitation, a failure of conditions or performance regarding any event or transaction described above, regulatory changes, and other risks and uncertainties described from time to time in ESRT’s filings with the SEC. Except as may be required by law, ESRT does not undertake a duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.