Empire State Building Observatory Recalls Employees For Training

The Iconic NYC Landmark Prepares to Reopen with New Protocols

New York, NY, July 13, 2020 – The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the recall of its employees for training in the new protocols and processes required as the final step to prepare for its world-famous Observatory to reopen on July 20, 2020, under New York State’s Phase 4 guidelines. 

“We will reopen the universally-recognized symbol of New York City to the world, our brand new $165 million Observatory experience, and so state that New York is resilient and that our future holds promise,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, President, and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “Our decade’s long commitment to Indoor Environmental Quality is accompanied by new protocols and employee training which comply with government requirements.  Visits will initially be limited to below New York State’s Phase 4 capacity guidelines, and we will prevent crowds through a shift to timed, online reservations only. The reduced capacity and lack of tourists from out of town will create a unique ‘New York for New Yorkers’ experience.”

For the first few weeks, hours of operation will be reduced to 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets for set times can be purchased at www.esbnyc.com.  Initial capacity will be reduced by more than 80% to only 500 guests in the Observatories’ 70,000 square foot space at a time, and well below the 25% capacity guideline set forth in Phase 4.  This policy will allow for the separation of groups by more than 18 feet.  The $165 million redevelopment of the Observatories that was concluded in December 2019 created a separate entrance dedicated to Observatory visitors.

Empire State Realty Trust’s (ESRT) portfolio-wide Indoor Environmental Quality standards were incorporated as part of the Observatories redevelopment.  Air quality related components at the Observatory include MERV 13 air filters, AtmosAir air purification, and constant ventilation through the introduction of fresh air to, and the exhaust interior air from, the Observatories.  These are the standards in all of ESRT’s new office installations.

Guest protocols will include a contactless temperature check (must have a temperature of less than 100.4 degrees) and the requirement to wear a facial covering throughout their visit.  Certain interactive exhibits will run on automatic and binocular viewers, which require close eye contact by visitors, will be closed.  At the time of reopening, all Hosts, Cleaning, and Security personnel will be trained in additional customer service, use of PPE, new cleaning procedures, tracing, and back-of-house protocols.

“Our work has been thorough with new training guidelines and customer service standards. We have taken measures with signage, distancing markers, hand sanitizers, and cleaning; beyond anything any retailer or public space we have surveyed,” stated Observatory President Jean-Yves Ghazi.  “As leaders, we have posted our complete reopening program on www.esbnyc.com for the public to view, both to give our guests confidence and to help guide other attractions in best practices.”

“With such a reduced capacity, everyone will have an unmatched opportunity to enjoy the Observatory Experience – truly New York for New Yorkers.  More than 100 employees, who bring life and authenticity to the Building, will return to work,” said Ernie Blundell, Observatory EVP.

No one building has connected more with the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Empire State Building cemented itself as a beacon of hope and inspiration through its ‘Pandemic Siren’ and ‘Heartbeat of New York’ lightings, the international #HeroesShineBright campaign honoring First Responders, and the music-to-light shows with Alicia Keys, The Beatles, and Billy Joel, which generated more than 33.2 billion media impressions in four major markets measured worldwide. The unprecedented July 4th Macy’s Fireworks finale at the Empire State Building was the prelude to its reopening and showcased the enduring Icon of New York City.

For more information on the guidelines, how to purchase tickets, and updated operating hours, please visit http://www.esbnyc.com.

About the Empire State Building 

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), 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 Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, https://twitter.com/empirestatebldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc, https://www.tiktok.com/@empirestatebldg 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, 2020 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.  

Media Contacts: 

Alexandra Chernin 

212-736-3100 

achernin@empirestaterealtytrust.com 

Bianca Pappas

212-850-2600

BPappas@empirestaterealtytrust.com

Empire State Realty Trust Announces Appointment of Aaron Ratner as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

New York, NY, May 19, 2020 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) (the “Company”), a real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, today announced the appointment of Aaron Ratner as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, effective May 26, 2020. In this newly created role, Mr. Ratner will lead the Company’s investment strategies and sourcing of external growth opportunities.

Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESRT said, “Aaron’s appointment follows our comments in our Q1 earnings call.  I am confident he is the right person to create opportunities for us in this cycle and those to come, and we welcome him to our team.”

“Empire State Realty Trust is a platform poised for accretive growth,” said Mr. Ratner. “I am honored and motivated by the opportunity to work with ESRT’s talented team and to create value for ESRT’s shareholders.”

Mr. Ratner joins ESRT after nine-years with TPG. He most recently served as a principal on the real estate team, where he developed investment strategies, sourced opportunities, and executed and managed real estate debt and equity investments. He served on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for AV Homes (NASDAQ: AVHI). Before TPG, he worked in the real estate investment banking group at Eastdil Secured. Mr. Ratner earned a B.B.A in Finance with distinction from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

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, 2020, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

MEDIA CONTACT:      

Empire State Realty Trust

Stacey-Ann Hosang

212-736-3100

shosang@empirestaterealtytrust.com  

Empire State Building and Billy Joel in Partnership with iHeartMedia Turn the Bright Lights on Broadway With a New Light Show Set to Miami 2017

ESB and iHeartMedia New York’s Q104.3 to Host Live Music-to-Light Show Replaying this Special Moment of Billy Joel’s “Miami 2017” Nightly at 9:00 pm ET through May 15

New York, NY (May 11, 2020) – On Monday, May 11, at 8:00 pm ET, the Empire State Building (ESB) illuminated the New York City skyline with a light show synced to New York legend Billy Joel’s brand new recording of Miami 2017.As part of the surprise finale to Robin Hood and iHeartMedia’s “Rise Up New York!” virtual telethon, the light show was simultaneously broadcast on all New York City TV stations, iHeartMedia and Entercom broadcast radio stations, News 12, Spectrum News NY1, SiriusXM and nationally on CNBC. In partnership with iHeartMedia, Robin Hood, and the piano man himself, ESB debuted not only a brand new lighting spectacle but an exclusive video that viewers can now enjoy via the Building’s YouTube page.

Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, is amping up its efforts to provide recovery and relief to the organizations that serve the city’s most vulnerable. Together with Billy Joel, ESB created the show as a call to action, to inspire those who can to donate to help New Yorkers rebuild their lives after being drastically impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  

“The Empire State Building is honored to work with Billy Joel, a music icon synonymous with New York, to bring attention to Robin Hood,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust.

“ESB annually lights for Robin Hood’s fundraiser, and we are excited to partner with our friends at iHeartMedia to bring even more attention to the great work this organization accomplishes.”

“Robin Hood’s Rise Up New York! benefit was a moment to recognize the incredible resiliency of our fellow New Yorkers, who continue to come together in the fight against this pandemic, culminating in a Billy Joel performance set against the backdrop of the iconic Empire State Building flashing green for Robin Hood,” said Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood. “It’s an honor to continue our meaningful partnership with the Empire State Building to shine a light on our work and show our neighbors every night this week that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder together as we recover from this crisis.”

ESB and iHeartMedia will replay the show every evening at 9:00 pm ET tonight through Friday, May 15. The song will play on iHeartMedia’s Q104.3, New York’s Classic Rock, and on the iHeartRadio app.  Fans can also view the show on the Building’s YouTube page as well as Q104.3’s Facebook page. They are also encouraged to donate to Rise Up New York! The Robin Hood Relief Benefit.

“iHeartMedia and New York’s Q104.3 are proud to partner with ESB and The Robin Hood Foundation to provide the musical backdrop for the lights of ESB moving to the tunes of New York’s own Billy Joel’s iconic Miami 2017,” said Thea Mitchem, EVP of Programming for iHeartMedia. “This is a time when all New Yorkers come together, inspire action, and lend a helping hand to our neighbors in need.

For more information about the Empire State Building, iHeartMedia, and Robin Hood, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.iHeartMedia.com, and www.robinhood.org.

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), 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 Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com,www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, htts://twitter.com/empirestatebldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc, https://www.tiktok.com/@empirestatebldg 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, 2020 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.   

About Robin Hood

Founded in 1988, Robin Hood finds, fuels, and creates the most impactful and scalable solutions lifting families out of poverty in New York City, with models that can work across the country. Robin Hood invests nearly $120 million annually to provide legal services, housing, meals, workforce development training, education programs, and more to families in poverty in New York City. Robin Hood tracks every program with rigorous metrics, and since Robin Hood’s Board of Directors covers all overhead, 100 percent of every donation goes directly to the poverty fight. Learn more at https://www.robinhood.org/ and follow Robin Hood on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About iHeartMedia New York

iHeartMedia New York owns and operates WHTZ-FM, WKTU-FM, WAXQ-FM, WWPR-FM, WLTW-FM and WOR-AM. iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 150 markets; digital radio via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its on-air influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

Media Contact:

Stacey-Ann Hosang | shosang@empirestaterealtytrust.com | 212-736-3100

Alex Chernin | achernin@empirestaterealtytrust.com | 212-736-3100

Joe DeAngelis | JoeDeAngelis@iheartmedia.com | 212-549-0872

Emily Schumann | robinhood@sunshinesachs.com

New Yorkers Respond to COVID 19 in “Big Apple” Ways

New York City’s usually bustling streets have been eerily quiet during the COVID-19 Pandemic. However every evening at 7, thousands of New Yorkers open their windows to cheer and bang and toot their appreciation for healthcare workers and others on the front lines.

Ariana is only 8 years old, but she brings real big apple spirit to the ritual along with a metal pot and spoon.

Ariana: It’s really loud. Sometimes, I have to keep it down because I don’t want to go deaf.

Adam Phillps: Why are you doing this?

Ariana: Well, actually I am doing this to celebrate the workers, for this Coronavirus. The health workers that are helping and making sure that all of it goes okay. In my house there’s a lot of noise and it’s also good to make more noise and say ‘Hey we’re here! We’re gonna fight this! We’re not gonna just stand by and make the workers do all the work. We’re also going to do this, if we’re not going out we’re helping at home and not touching our faces. And I think, that is a great idea.

Nothing is more New York than a cocktail party. In-person cocktail parties are also shelved during the crisis. But, Mary Ann has devised her own COVID-19 era cocktail party for her closest neighbors in her TONY central park west apartment building.

Mary Ann: Well at 5:30 everyday my two neighbors on my floor and I open our doors and we sit in chairs in our doorways, we’re far away from each other but we’re close enough to hear each other speak so that we’re still in our apartments. We have drink in hand, and we talk for an hour, an hour and a half. And we talk about nice things – how beautiful it was outside and the cherry blossoms. It’s a little bit ironic, here we’re going through this terrible time when everything is dark and gloomy. People are sick and dying. And yet, nature is so gorgeous this year.

Mary Ann says that personal connections between building residents is unusual in Manhattan

Mary Ann: Right well we’ve never said more than hello to each other before and we’ve lived here for many decades. But it doesn’t matter because at least it’s human contact. We’ve all said that if anybody needs anything we’ll help each other – which is also very nice. I think that, yes, everyone respects each other’s space, but everyone is also helpful to everyone else which is what makes New York so special.

Nothing says NEW YORK like the Empire State Building. Every evening at 9, it blasts out Alicia Keyes iconic “Empire State of Mind” over the radio. While the music plays, and every hour on the hour, building management projects what it calls a rainbow sparkle on the building’s upper façade. It features the official colors of the Big Apple’s first responders and other heroes in this desperate moment. At other times, the Empire State Building’s upper façade is bathed in a pulsating red light, like a heartbeat. Anthony E Malkin is the CEO of the Empire State Realty Trust which owns and manages the landmark. He says this display is a Big Apple shout out to all first responders, both in New York and around the nation.

Anthony Malkin: It’s just another example of how we connect with people and how important it is to them that they recognize that we’re thinking of them and that the whole city has them on our minds.

Adam Phillips: As New Yorkers and others know, the coronavirus epidemic will be a fact of life for a while. But New Yorkers also know that while the threat endures, folks in the Big apple will always create new, only in New York ways to respond.

Adam Phillips: VOA News, NEW YORK.

Empire State Building Launches #HeroesShineBright Campaign to Show Thanks to First Responders

A week of lightings for First Responder organizations and Essential Workers kicks off April 24

New York, NY (April 23, 2020) – The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the launch of #HeroesShineBright, a weeklong campaign to give thanks to every person putting their lives on the line to save others during the COVID-19 pandemic both in the United States and around the world. Every night from April 24 through May 2, ESB will dedicate its tower lights to a different First Responder organization, shining in their representative colors to acknowledge their bravery and service.

On May 2, the final night of #HeroesShineBright, ESB will partner with the World Federation of Great Towers in a coordinated lighting that will see the Burj Khalifa (UAE), CN Tower (Canada), Macau Tower (China), Busan Tower (South Korea), Willis Tower (US), Euromast (Netherlands), 360 Chicago (US), Calgary Tower (Canada), One Liberty Observation Deck (US), Ostankino TV Tower (Russia), Tallinn TV Tower (Estonia), UFO Tower (Slovakia), and others shine their lights in a red heartbeat from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. in their local time zone to bring global awareness to those helping fight the pandemic. The Eiffel Tower will also dedicate its signature sparkle to the campaign that evening.

The schedule of lightings is as follows:

  • April 24 – Yellow/White/Blue w/ Siren Effect in honor of FDNY/EMS
  • April 25 – Blue/White/Blue in honor of Doctors, Nurses and the Medical Community
  • April 26 – Blue/Orange/Blue in honor of Correction Officers
  • April 27 – Split lights:
    • North & South: Orange/Blue/White in honor of the U.S. Coast Guard
    • East & West: Blue/Gold/Blue in honor of the U.S. Navy
  • April 28 – Yellow/Black/White in honor of the U.S. Army
  • April 29 – Blue/Blue/Blue in honor of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • April 30 – Yellow/Yellow/Yellow in honor of Essential Workers
  • May 1 – Blue/Purple/Blue in honor of Police Memorial Day
  • May 2 – Dynamic heartbeat lighting in coordination with the World Federation of GreatTowers

“The Empire State Building is the beating heart of all of us, and the international icon of the skyline of New York City.  She shines her lights to show First Responders and essential workers our appreciation, love, and support, which they deserve,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “Our tribute to the heroes on the front lines of our great city, one group at a time, will culminate with a worldwide show of support as the World Federation of Great Towers showers universal light to spotlight the contributions of First Responders around the world.”

The Empire State Building encourages fans to participate in the #HeroesShineBright campaign, and leave comments on its posts and stories across its social media platforms thanking essential workers each night of the lightings. On May 2, the Building will share a celebratory compilation video incorporating videos of personal thank yous, fan comments, and inspiring videos of the lightings across the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.esbnyc.com.

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), 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 Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, https://twitter.com/empirestatebldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc, https://www.tiktok.com/@empirestatebldg 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, 2020, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.  

Media Contacts: 

Alexandra Chernin  

(212) 736-3100  achernin@empirestaterealtytrust.com  

Stacey-Ann Hosang  

(212) 736-3100   SHosang@empirestaterealtytrust.com

Empire State Building COVID-19 Lighting: The Heartbeat of the United States

ROTATING SIREN IN THE MAST IN RECOGNITION OF OUR FIRST RESPONDER HEROES

Starting March 30, and through the COVID-19 battle, the Empire State Building’s signature white lights will be replaced nightly with the Heartbeat of America in bright red with a siren of red and white in the mast to pay respect to the heroic emergency workers on the front line of the fight.

“The Empire State Building is an international symbol of dreams and struggles overcome,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of building owner Empire State Realty Trust.  “Tonight, and every night in this struggle, she is a beacon to remind us we are all in this together, and we will come out of this together.”

The Empire State Building’s world-famous tower lights, in partnership with iHeartMedia’s Z100, will continue to sync to a broadcast Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind on every night at 9:00 pm. The public is invited to join the conversation by posting a video of themselves to their social media pages with the hashtag #EmpireStateBuilding and #iHeartNewYork tagging both the Empire State Building and iHeartRadio to share how we are all still able to connect with each other. For more information about the Empire State Building and iHeartMedia, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com and www.iHeartMedia.com.

The Empire State Building shines in its signature white lights on nights when a lighting for an organization or holiday is not scheduled. One can always visit the lighting calendar on the Empire State Building’s website for our full schedule.

About the Empire State Building 

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), 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 Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, https://twitter.com/empirestatebldg,www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc, or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg.

Empire State Building in Partnership With iHeartMedia’s Z100 to Kick Off Nightly Music-to-Light Shows

New York, NY (March 27, 2020) –Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia (Nasdaq: IHRT) today announce their partnership to reach those sheltering at home with New York’s Z100’s radio waves and Empire State Building’s world-famous tower lights.  On Friday, March 27, at 9:00 p.m., the tower of the Empire State Building will illuminate the New York City skyline and beam iHeartMedia’s Z100 with a light show synced to the modern era anthem of New York City, Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind. The song will also be available to stream on the iHeartRadio app.

To keep the light of New York City bright, the light show will replay on Saturday, March 28, and then again from Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2. On Sunday, March 29, the Empire State Building will shine in a dynamic heartbeat from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in support of the “FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA.”

To honor the first responders who tackle this health crisis daily, Z100’s Elvis Duran will kick off every light show at 8:55 p.m. with a spotlight interview to highlight the amazing individuals who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

ESRT’s Empire State Building and IHRT’s Z100 will premiere new shows each Friday night as we work together to beat COVID-19. Listen and watch for the announcement of a new music-to-light show that will premiere on Friday, April 3, and play nightly for one week.  

Remember to comply with the directions of authorities and maintain social distance while you watch from your window, rooftop, or sidewalk. The power of iHeartMedia’s Z100 and the icon of New York City, the Empire State Building, join to help our city, our country, and our world heal and maintain perspective. Additionally, the show, designed by world-renowned lighting artist Marc Brickman, will be streamed on the Empire State Building’s Facebook page.

“The Empire State Building has always served as an international symbol of hope, of challenges overcome, and of New York City itself,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO, ESRT. “With iHeartRadio, the radio network of America, she provides comfort and inspiration to New Yorkers, America, and the world.”

The public is invited to join the conversation by posting a video of themselves to their social media pages with the hashtag #EmpireStateBuilding and #iHeartNewYork tagging both the Empire State Building and iHeartRadio to share how we are all still able to connect with each other.

“New Yorkers always find a way to unite and encourage one another during challenging times,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “Our hope is to continue to provide some comfort to our listeners through the healing powers of music, as we show our country’s resilience and strength with a music-to-light show through New York icons Z100 and the Empire State Building.”

For more information about the Empire State Building and iHeartMedia, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com and www.iHeartMedia.com.

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), 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 Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, https://twitter.com/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 December 31, 2019, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.   

About iHeartMedia New York

iHeartMedia New York owns and operates WHTZ-FM, WKTU-FM, WAXQ-FM, WWPR-FM, WLTW-FM and WOR-AM. iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 150 markets; digital radio via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its on-air influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

Media Contact:

Stacey-Ann Hosang

shosang@empirestaterealtytrust.com

212-736-3100

Alex Chernin

achernin@empirestaterealtytrust.com

212-736-3100

Joe DeAngelis

JoeDeAngelis@iheartmedia.com

212-549-0872

Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes Target to Union Square East

NEW YORK CITY, February 25, 2020 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that national retailer Target has signed a lease at 10 Union Square East for an approximately 33,000 square foot store.

“ESRT is delighted to continue our partnership with Target as they open a new store at our Union Square property. Located in one of the city’s most dynamic retail submarkets, it has close proximity to one of the busiest subway stations in New York and access to the 350,000 daily visitors to the bustling neighborhood,” said Fred Posniak, Senior Vice President, Retail Leasing.

Retailers interested in capitalizing on Union Square East’s heavy traffic from tourists, NYU students, office workers, and locals can join Target in either a 3,084 square foot corner unit with frontage on Union Square and 14th Street or a 4,705 square foot unit with entrances on Union Square and 15th Street.

Richard Skulnik of Ripco Real Estate represented Target. Landlord representation was provided by Fred C. Posniak of ESRT.

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  December 31, 2019, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.   

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Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes Concord to 250 West 57th Street

NEW YORK CITY, January 22, 2020 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Concord, the independent, worldwide leader in the development, management, and acquisition of sound recordings, music publishing, and theatrical performance rights signed a long-term lease for 46,329 sq. ft. at 250 West 57th Street.

“We are delighted to welcome Concord to 250 West 57th Street,” said Thomas P. Durels, ESRT’s Executive Vice President, Real Estate. “250 West 57th Street is a fully modernized office building with convenient in-building access to the Columbus Circle subway station and Turnstyle Underground Market – a full city block featuring 39 unique eateries and shops.”

ASCAP, RZO, and Distinguished Concerts International are also located at 250 West 57th Street, where several other spaces are available for potential tenants. These spaces include a 26,000 sq. ft. full-floor, and two tower floors with view of Central Park including a 12,611 sq. ft. full floor prebuilt and the 26th-floor 9,476 sq. ft. penthouse.

Paul Haskin of CBRE, Inc. represented Concord in the lease negotiations. Landlord representation was provided by Keith Cody and Leslie Nadel of ESRT, along with Cushman & Wakefield’s Rob Lowe, Harry F. Blair, Sean N. Kearns, Paige Engeldrum, and Dan Organ.

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  September 30, 2019, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements

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The Empire State Building Celebrates Australia Day on January 26th

The iconic landmark to light in green and gold and donate to the bushfire crisis in honour of the holiday

Australia (January 22, 2020) – The Empire State Building (ESB) has announced that this year the building will light in Australia’s national colours of green and gold to celebrate Australia Day. Celebrated annually on January 26, the national holiday commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in New South Wales.

Additionally, as the world continues to follow the national bushfire crisis that has devastated the country, ESB’s restaurant STATE Grill and Bar will add FOSTERS beer and a special Pavlova dessert to its menu on January 25 and 27, with all profits made from these limited-availability items donated directly to the NSW Rural Fire Service. Patina Restaurant Group, the restaurant’s managing company, has also pledged to match this donation. “The Empire State Building is a popular destination for Australian travellers and our thoughts are very much with the country during the current crisis,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “We want to take this opportunity to extend our support through our world-famous tower lights and with a donation in support of bushfire relief.”

Complimentary Tim Tams made in-house by STATE’s pastry chef Andrea Jarosh will also be available with purchase of a beer or dessert.

For more information about the Empire State Building and STATE Grill and Bar, please visit http://www.esbnyc.com, and https://www.patinagroup.com/state-grill-and-bar.

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), 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 Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldghttp://weibo.com/empirestatebuildingwww.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 September 30, 2019, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. 

About STATE Grill and Bar 

STATE Grill and Bar is the Empire State Building’s flagship restaurant that fuses classic New York cuisine with modern culinary style. Its chefs draw inspiration from the Empire State itself, its bounty of market ingredients and the farmers and producers who provide for the world’s most iconic metropolis. The restaurant’s design pays homage to the Empire State Building’s rich history and 1930’s Art Deco design with each finish thoughtfully sourced.