September 07, 2016

New York, NY – September 07, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced The Empire State Building (ESB) will launch daily hourly light shows to begin on DATE TK. The world-famous tower lights will shine in ESB’s signature white and light amber. Since 1976, ESB has sustained a tradition of recognizing various occasions and organizations through its colorful tower lights. In 2012, the building unveiled its new LED lighting system, which has the capability to display over 16,000,000 colors combinations and special effects. 

Visitors and New York residents are encouraged to share pictures and videos capturing the hourly shows and share on their social channels with the hashtag #ESBEffect. 

“As the heart of New York City, our iconic tower lights are a staple of the New York skyline and a global treasure cherished by New Yorkers and our international audience alike,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. “As the world around us changes, ESB continues to evolve and but also maintain its status as an iconic symbol and shining beacon worldwide.”   

Together with esteemed lighting designer Marc Brickman, every night, unless otherwise specified, the famed tower lights of ESB will shine every hour, on the hour beginning at sundown until 2 a.m. The tower lights will return to its signature white or specified lighting for the evening once the light show has commenced. Light shows will rotate bi-monthly, which will be revealed in a lighting calendar distributed by ESB monthly on their website and social channels.  

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.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldghttp://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, 2015, consisting of 9.3 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 723,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. 


Forward-Looking Statements 

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Media Contact: 

Krystle Parram, kparram@empirestaterealtytrust.com 



Stacey-Ann Hosang, shosang@empirestaterealtytrust.com  


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