The Interpublic Group of Companies Continues to Expand With Empire State Realty Trust

NEW YORK CITY, December 5, 2019 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., a global provider of marketing solutions, signed a 15,086 square foot lease on the 30th floor of 1400 Broadway.  This expansion will increase the footprint of The Interpublic Group of Companies within ESRT’s portfolio to 127,781 sq. ft. located at 1400 Broadway and 111 W. 33rd St.

“Empire State Realty Trust is proud to announce the third expansion by The Interpublic Group of Companies,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for ESRT. “1400 Broadway is located in the heart of Times Square South, which offers convenient access to transportation, and an abundance of food offerings and neighborhood amenities.”

Scott Panzer, Robert Romano, and Shannon Rzeznikiewicz of Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. represented The Interpublic Group of Companies.  Landlord representation was provided by Keith Cody and Leslie Nadel from ESRT and Scott J. Klau, Erik S. Harris, and Neil L. Rubin from Newmark Knight Frank.

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.

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New Radiant Heat at The Empire State Building Observatory

Stay Warm on the Exterior 86th Floor Observatory Deck This Winter

New York, NY, December 2, 2019 For the first time ever, the Empire State Building has announced the installation of radiant heaters on its world-famous, open-air 86th Floor Observatory. The new heat lamps keep the chill at bay for visitors who wish to take in the views from the one-of-a-kind 360-degree outdoor observatory throughout winter in New York City.

“The Empire State Building is an all-season destination,” says Jean-Yves Ghazi, President of the Observatory. “The addition of the heat lamps on the 86th Floor will provide our guests with a comfortable experience regardless of the weather, as they take in the views from the heart of New York City.”

As part of a four-year, $165 million reimagination project, Guests can also immerse themselves in the 2nd Floor galleries–10,000 square feet of an educational and engaging interactive museum–as well as the  86th floor indoor gallery and the 102nd Floor Observatory with floor-to-ceiling windows, all climate controlled.

Tickets to the 86th floor Observatory start at $38 with tickets to the 102nd Floor Observatory available for an additional $20. Tickets can be pre-purchased online at www.empirestatebuilding.com or in real time on-site at kiosks located on the second and 86th floor. Stay connected on social via #ESBReimagined. 

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. 

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The Empire State Building Observatory Redevelopment Completed

New 80th floor Completes Four-Year, $165 Million Redevelopment Project

New York, NY, November 26, 2019 – The Empire State Building Observatory (ESBO) atop The World’s Most Famous Building today announces the completion of the redevelopment of its 80th floor. The final component of the four-year, $165 million project to reimagine the ESBO adds engaging and informative exhibits to orient visitors on their visit to New York City and showcases the building’s unique place at the center of it all.

New on the 80th floor is an exclusive, interactive partnership with NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership bureau for New York City, with five interactive video blades which allow visitors to utilize NYC & Company’s expertise to design itineraries for their visit using a massive inventory of destinations in all five boroughs. The itineraries automatically download to a visitor’s phone with the use of a QR Code reader or can be sent via e-mail. Designed in response to research that showed ESBO is many visitors’ first destination, this service is a boon to all tourists and New York City residents.

Interactive, augmented reality scenes from New York City, housed inside classic binoculars, bring visitors directly to the sights and sounds of popular destinations.  Other exhibits include videos of ESB’s famous light shows with interviews with Marc Brickman, the lighting artist who brings them to life, user-generated content, and famous British memory artist Steven Wiltshire’s monumental skyline of New York City. 

To celebrate the unveiling, the Empire State Building is also excited to announce the premiere of a new video starring Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Pulitzer-Prize winning composer, lyricist, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda. Set to his love-letter to New York, Cheering for Me Now – an original track from his Hamildrop series with music by legendary composer John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago) and lyrics by Miranda, the video will feature a new music-to-light show designed by world-renowned lighting artist Marc Brickman and footage of Miranda exploring the all-new Observatory Experience. A portion of the video will premiere on November 27, on CBS This Morning’s live broadcast and will be posted exclusively on the Empire State Building’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page. Fans in New York can also watch the music-to-light show live on the building that night at 8 p.m. while listening to the song on iHeartRadio’s Broadway channel via www.iheartradiobroadway.com.  

80th Floor Exhibits Include:

  • Artistry in Light: Ever wonder how the Empire State Building’s music-to-light shows are created? The Artistry in Light exhibit features a short film narrated by world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman, a master of light creation. The film features highlights from his designs, such as the first-ever music-to-light show with Alicia Keys in 2012, and a holiday light show synced to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
  • Stephen Wiltshire’s Drawing: In 2017, famed British artist Stephen Wiltshire took a 45-minute helicopter ride above Manhattan. He then drew an incredibly detailed landscape drawing of New York City, while in residence on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building, completely from memory. A three-minute film documents his process, from the 45-minute helicopter ride to the four days in which he created the original piece of art.
  • Scenes of NYC: Through Empire State Building’s classic viewfinders, visitors can check out panoramic views of nine different famed New York locations from the 80th floor. From Times Square to Coney Island, visitors get an up-close look (and even a glance inside) at places they can spot from the building’s 86th and 102nd floor observation decks.
  • Showtime Pictures: Excited to see the photos taken in front of the green screen on

the 2nd floor? The pictures are captured from 25 different angles utilizing 25 different HD cameras to create an immersive experience to tell a visual narrative. The new location for pick up has been redesigned with facial recognition technology, to speed the retrieval and purchase process through self-service kiosks.

  • Share Your Experience: As visitors enter the exit queue, they are encouraged to share their pictures on their social media platforms by four screens that create mosaic shadows of each visitor with images shared by other guests that use the hashtag #empirestatebuilding.

“What began with the new Observatory entrance opening in August 2018 is now as we intended – a fully educational and immersive journey which connects visitors from around the world to their emotional connections to the World’s Most Famous Building and helps them design their entire visit to New York City from the center of it all. The completed Empire State Building Observatory elevates our Guests’ experience, from our new entrance to the dramatic and exciting new 102nd floor,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “At 88 years young, the Empire State Building remains the icon of innovation, aspirations, and dreams, and is the vibrant ancestor of all tall buildings around the world.”

Thinc Design led the cross-disciplinary, best-in-class team from the arts and architecture, travel, technology, engineering, and entertainment industries that conceived, curated, designed, and built the project.


The team included:

  • Beneville Studios
  • Corgan
  • Diversified.
  • IDEO
  • Intersection
  • JLL
  • Kubik Maltbie
  • NYC & Company
  • Otis Elevator Company
  • Showtime Pictures
  • Skanska
  • Squint / Opera
  • Stephen Wiltshire
  • Syska Hennessy Group
  • Tactman
  • Tenguerian Models  
  • The Lighting Practice
  • Thornton Tomasetti

Tickets to the 86th Floor Observatory start at $38 with tickets to the 102nd Floor Observatory available for an additional $20. Tickets can be pre-purchased online at www.empirestatebuilding.com or in real time on-site at kiosks located on the second and 86th floor. Stay connected on social via #ESBReimagined.

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. 

Experience the Wonder of the Holiday Season at the Empire State Building

New This Winter: Radiant Heat on the 86th Floor Observatory

New York, NY, November 5, 2019 – The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the details of its annual holiday festivities, shared with New Yorkers, tourists, and fans across the globe. The celebration, which takes place throughout November and December, will include a seasonal Fifth Avenue window display, holiday concerts, and surprise appearances by celebrity guests. Decorations in the Building’s signature Art Deco style adorn the 34th Street Observatory entrance and iconic Fifth Avenue lobby and make the interior of the Empire State Building shine like its world-famous tower lights. From the ground floor to the sparkling antenna, ESB spreads holiday cheer throughout every corner of New York City and the world. New this winter is radiant heat to provide extra comfort to visitors on ESB’s 86th floor exterior 360-degree viewing deck.

“From our 2nd floor immersive interactive museum to our new exterior heaters on the 86th floor, to the 360-degree glass-enclosed 102nd Floor Observatory, the Empire State Building’s completely reimagined Observatory Experience is the place to experience the magic of New York City during the holidays, ” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. 

Our Guests’ journey to the world-famous 86th Floor Observatory is decked with a festive sentiment in the following locations:

Fifth Avenue and Observatory Lobbies:

During the week of November 11, 2019, the Empire State Building’s holiday spirit comes to life. Ornaments and decorations in classic shades of gold, bronze, and silver will highlight the signature Art Deco details in the Fifth Avenue Lobby. On November 13, the Radio City Rockettes will once again “unwrap” ESB’s custom Fifth Avenue holiday windows, designed by Mark Stephen Experiential Agency. The custom windows will feature several different iterations of the Building against reflective metallic ornaments, candy landscapes, and nutcrackers.

ESB will also ring in the holidays with live music performances in the Fifth Avenue Lobby. From Monday,

December 2, 2019, through Friday, December 27, 2019, a pianist will perform holiday classics and a collection of seasonal favorites to add a festive flair. ESB will also host several local student choir performances throughout the holiday season.

Second Floor Galleries:

On their way to the 86th floor Observatory, Guests are invited to explore the Building’s place in popular culture via nine interactive and immersive exhibits that span over 10,000 square feet. Be transported to the early 1930s and experience the Empire State Building construction first-hand; enjoy a short film that features holiday favorites such as Elf, When Harry Met Sally, and A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas on a panoramic, 72-screen display. Make sure to end your journey with a photo inside Kong’s giant hand!

Observation Decks:

Once Guests reach the Observation Decks on the 86th and 102nd floors, they never know who they might meet. Throughout November and December, the building will welcome notable celebrity guests to its world-famous 86th floor Observatory to enjoy the 360-degree views. In past years, the building has welcomed guests such as Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Hugh Jackman, and Zac Efron during the holiday season.

Visiting ESB in the Winter:

For the first time, the Empire State Building has introduced heat lamps on its world-famous 86th Floor Observatory to keep the chill at bay while revelers take in 360-degree open-air views. From our indoor exhibits on the 2nd floor to our climate-controlled 102nd Floor Observatory with floor-to-ceiling windows, Guests will keep warm even when the weather outside is frightful.

Iconic Tower Lightings:

Throughout the holiday season, ESB will light up the New York City skyline with tower lightings in celebration of Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

For the full lighting schedule, please visit http://www.esbnyc.com/explore/tower-lights/calendar.

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.   

Empire State Building Unveils New 102nd Floor Observatory

New York, NY, October 10, 2019 — The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the third phase of its top-to-bottom reimagined Observatory Experience, the newly renovated 102nd floor Observatory. Opening to the public on October 12, 2019, the 102nd floor will feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows where Guests can step right to the edge of the World’s Most Famous Building.

Guests experience their first “wow” moment when they enter an all glass elevator on the 86th floor. As they travel 16 stories through a newly-renovated glass shaft to 102, they will be provided a never-before-seen look at the inside of the tower’s mast and a glimpse of its world-famous tower lights. Once the elevator nears its destination, Guests get a sneak peek at the breathtaking views before stepping out onto the Observatory. Made up of 24 crystal-clear, eight-foot-tall windows, the 102nd floor is an enclosed, climate-controlled, all-weather Observation Deck allowing 360-degree views of the city and beyond from the heart of New York City.


“The 102nd floor Observatory is the crown jewel of the Empire State Building. We’ve removed all the obstructions and obstacles, giving Guests access to a view that is centrally-located and unrivaled in New York City,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “The Observatory Entrance and the second-floor galleries have been embraced by our visitors, and the 102nd floor’s reopening is a major moment in our progress to complete the new Empire State Building Observatory Experience.”


Construction of the 102nd floor began in January 2019 within a state-of-the-art suspended “cocoon” — a circular scaffolding structure — the highest of its kind in New York. The cocoon allowed work to take place with no impact to Guests visiting the world-famous 86th floor Observatory. The design and structural work, which highlights not only the external views, but also the historical elegance of the original features, was conducted by a best-in-class team of experts including:

• Beneville Studios
• Corgan
• Diversified.
• IDEO
• JLL
• Kubik Maltbie
• Otis
• Skanska
• Squint/Opera
• Syska Hennessy
• The Lighting Practice
• Thinc
• Thornton Tomassetti

Phase three follows the successful openings of the Observatory entrance at 20 West 34th Street and the immersive second-floor galleries. Tickets to the 86th floor Observatory start at $38 and tickets to the 102nd floor Observatory can be purchased for an additional $20 either online at www.empirestatebuilding.com or on-site at kiosks located on the second and 86th Floor.

Stay connected on social via #ESBReimagined. To plan your visit, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.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, @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, 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.

Empire State Realty Trust Signs Eighth Expansion Lease With LinkedIn at the Empire State Building

NEW YORK CITY, October 9, 2019 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that LinkedIn has signed its eighth expansion lease at the Empire State Building, adding three and a half floors and 188,653 square feet to its current campus.  Since 2011, LinkedIn has grown to 501,600square feet in total at the World’s Most Famous Building.  

“LinkedIn has created an exceptional environment that reflects its unique culture and brand in the Empire State Building.  In addition to its expansion on the 24th floor, we were able to arrange an early recapture of space from an existing tenant, and that made available three floors to accommodate LinkedIn’s additional growth within the Empire State Building’s Urban Campus,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for ESRT. “LinkedIn enjoys the benefits of the Empire State Building’s unique combination of amenities, including the tenant-only fitness center and a variety of in-building dining options, along with ESRT’s ability to generate flexibility for growth.”

Sacha Zarba, Lauren Crowley Corrinet, and Chris Hogan of CBRE, Inc. represented LinkedIn. Landlord representation was provided by Ryan Kass and Shanae Ursini from 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 June 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

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by 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 relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results.  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.

Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes First Republic Bank to One Grand Central Place

NEW YORK CITY, September 25, 2019 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that First Republic Bank, which offers private banking, private business banking, private wealth management, and other services, will open a 14,430 sq. ft. facility at One Grand Central Place.

“We are pleased to welcome First Republic Bank to our portfolio,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate for ESRT. “First Republic Bank recognized the power and value of this location, directly across from Grand Central Terminal and One Vanderbilt, a benefit also experienced by our office tenants.  First Republic Bank’s new location is also a valuable amenity to our tenants, along with Blue Bottle Coffee, 6B, Pera Restaurant, and our tenant-only conference facility.”

First Republic Bank specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service and offers a complete line of products including residential, commercial and personal loans, deposit services, and wealth management.

Frank A. Doyle and Erin Grace of JLL represented First Republic Bank. 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 June 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

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by 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 relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results.  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.

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING UNVEILS BRAND NEW SECOND FLOOR OBSERVATORY EXPERIENCE

Immersive Exhibits Open to the Public on July 29

New York, NY, July 25, 2019 — The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the second phase of its top-to-bottom reimagined Observatory Experience. Opening to the public on July 29, 2019, the $165 million project presents the only museum in New York City that is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Located on the second floor of the international icon, the 10,000 sq. ft galleries invite Guests on a journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. Named the most Instagrammed U.S. landmark in a study conducted by Sony Mobile, the new galleries feature immersive and interactive exhibits that fulfill the desire of today’s modern traveler to share authentic experiences – all as they make their way to the one-of-a-kind views from the 86th Floor Observatory.

Led by experience designer Thinc, with team members IDEO, Squint Opera, Beneville Studio, Diversified, Intersection, Kubik Maltbie, Otis Elevator Company and Tenguerian Model, phase two follows the first phase, a brand-new Observatory entrance at 20 West 34th Street which was completed in August of 2018.

The galleries through which visitors travel to experience ESB’s famous views from the center of New York City include:

  • The Site in the 1920s: A black-and-white panoramic image depicts the site of the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel as construction of the Empire State Building begins. Through building surveyors, Guests can look in and see the New York City streets of the late 1920s come to life in full color.

  • Construction: Inspired by the photography of Lewis Hine, visitors will be transported back in time as hot rivets, and steel beams fly overhead, and the sounds of New York City come alive in surround sound. Visitors can also interact with specially commissioned cast sculptures of construction workers as they work and take their lunch break.

  • Opening Day: The excitement of opening day is palpable with a newsboy announcing the opening of the Empire State Building as he sells his papers on the streets of 1930s New York City

  • Modern Marvel: The Modern Marvel exhibit outlines the specific measures taken to make the Empire State Building a world leader in sustainability and a leading example in energy efficiency.

  • Otis Elevators: Otis delivered the groundbreaking technology that made the towering height of ESB possible. In a dedicated exhibit, Otis showcases not only how the original elevators operated, but teaches visitors about the latest technology installed in the newest elevators, which transport more than 10 million tenants and Observatory Guests each year. Visitors will also walk through a simulation of an actual elevator shaft and feel the energy created by the movement of the cars up close.

  • Urban Campus: Very few visitors to the Empire State Building are aware of what goes on in the nearly 100 floors they don’t see. Urban Campus offers a glimpse into some of the major tenant spaces, amenities, and hidden views of the building as experienced by those who work there. The exhibit highlights some of these contemporary internet-age businesses, visible through peepholes that give guests an insider’s view of what these high-tech offices are like.

  • World’s Most Famous Building: Set to an original score commissioned for this exhibit, more than seventy screens display highlights of ESB’s starring role in pop culture from every decade since the 1930s. Visitors from around the world will recognize the hundreds of movies, TV shows, commercials, cartoons, comic books, and video games that feature the world’s most famous building.

  • King Kong: Visitors walk into an office from the 1930s where the famous, giant ape’s fingers pierce the walls as he dangles from the building and dodges vintage fighter planes.  Those brave enough can even step into Kong’s hands – but beware, you might feel the power of this fearsome ape firsthand!

  • Celebrity: The Empire State building is a popular destination for A-list celebrities and worldwide talent with many famous faces from around the globe visiting its world-famous 86th Floor Observatory. This exhibit highlights some of the most-famous visitors (athletes, musicians, actors) with their images and signed memorabilia adorning the walls for Guests to admire as they head to the elevators that will take them to their next stop: NYC: Above & Beyond on the 80th Floor.

“While the views from the 86th Floor Observatory are world-famous, the Empire State Building has a rich history filled with exciting events and innovative projects that we are now able to share via our new second-floor exhibits,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “We began in August 2018 with the relocation of our Observatory entrance to 34th Street, and now our new galleries on the second floor give our visitors the chance to learn and engage with the iconic authenticity that only the Empire State Building, unique not just in New York City, but in the world, can provide.  With the expertise of our design partners, these new galleries will engage visitors in unprecedented ways.”

The cross-disciplinary, best-in-class team from the arts and architecture, technology and entertainment industries, which conceived and curated the project include:

  • Beneville Studios
  • Corgan
  • Diversified.
  • IDEO
  • Intersection
  • JLL
  • Kubik Maltbie
  • Otis Elevator Company
  • Skanska
  • Squint / Opera
  • Syska Hennessy Group
  • Tenguerian Models
  • The Lighting Practice
  • Thinc Design
  • Thornton Tomasetti

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The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Expands Within the Empire State Realty Trust Portfolio

NEW YORK CITY, July 22, 2019 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., a global provider of marketing solutions, signed a 26,134 sq. ft. lease on the sixth floor of 111 West 33rd Street. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. currently has a total of 90,629 sq. ft at 1400 Broadway. With this new lease, their total square footage with ESRT is now 116,763 sq. ft.

“The expansion by The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. is another example of the incredible value and service proposition that ESRT offers, demonstrated by the 181 tenant expansions for approximately 1.3 million sq. ft. since 2013,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for ESRT. “111 West 33rd Street’s ideal location has unparalleled convenience to mass transportation, the outdoor spaces of Broadway Plaza, and the many new restaurants, hotels and rooftop bars in NoMad and Times Square South, making its location a boon for employee convenience.”

Scott Panzer, Robert Romano, and Shannon Rzeznikiewicz of Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. represented The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.  Landlord representation was provided by Keith Cody from ESRT and Scott J. Klau, Erik S. Harris, and Neil L. Rubin from Newmark Knight Frank.

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, 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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