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September 18, 2020

Sustainability

A New Standard Helps Create Confidence That It’s Safe to Return

by Sara Fernandez Cendon| September 18, 2020 Read original piece published in Metropolis On March 11, 2020, the WHO designated COVID-19 a pandemic. Cities, states, and nations around the world responded by restricting everyday activities, helping to limit the disease’s spread and create a sense of security, however tenuous. Now, months later, with businesses and organizations […]

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September 18, 2020

Empire State Building

Empire State Building COVID Couples Photoshoot 1,050 ft Above New York City

New York City (September 17, 2020) – The Empire State Building (ESB) Observatory announces that couples throughout the Tri-State area can receive complimentary wedding photography on October 10, 2020 – 10.10.20 – with the purchase of tickets to its Observatories. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a professional photographer will be available on the Building’s […]

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September 16, 2020

Lease Signing

Empire State Realty Trust Signs 63,000 Square Feet Lease In Stamford, CT

NEW YORK CITY, September 16, 2020 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Berkley Insurance Company (BIC), a subsidiary of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, has signed a new lease through 2033 for 63,173 square feet at Metro Center, in Stamford, Connecticut.   BIC, A+ rated by both Standard […]

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July 15, 2020

ESRT Updates

Empire State Building Owner on New York City’s Re-Opening

An Interview with President, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, Anthony E Malkin CNBC: Meantime, New York City is expected to begin its phase 3 reopening on Monday, but mayor Bill de Blasio says that will not include indoor dining anymore, as was originally scheduled. And as we head into a new month […]

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July 13, 2020

Empire State Building

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 […]

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May 19, 2020

ESRT Updates

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 […]

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May 12, 2020

Empire State Building

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 […]

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May 6, 2020

Empire State Building

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 […]

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April 24, 2020

Empire State Building

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 […]

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March 31, 2020

Empire State Building

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 […]

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