Empire State Building unveils holiday decorations, showcases and special events

Starting today, the windows in the building’s Fifth Avenue lobby are adorned with holiday scenes that feature landscapes of gold, glitter, and candy to honor the most wonderful time of year. The spectacular windows are complemented by Christmas lights from the Art Deco lobby, wreaths and a towering Christmas tree. Visitors passing through the Fifth Avenue lobby Monday through Friday will also be greeted with holiday tunes performed by professional pianists from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“The joy of the holiday season can be felt in every nook and cranny of our redesigned observatory experience, from awesome decorations to our festive pop-up vendors,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, president of the Empire State Building Observatory. “We are delighted to welcome visitors to an authentic and magical experience during the most wonderful time of the year.”

Every weekend until the end of November, the Empire State Building will sell specialty beers – including its own Hazy IPA “View From the Top” sold exclusively on the 86e Floor Observatory – in partnership with Craft + Carry and Five Boroughs Brewing Co. Then from December 2, DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections, a New York-based edible cookie dough and cookie company, will take 86e Floor as the December pop-up supplier. DŌ will offer six holiday and New York-themed treats from the 90s speciale Birthday basket for the first three weekends in December.

A giant menorah greets guests as they enter the Empire State Building Observatory Experience, and a vacation photoshoot on the northeast corner of 86e Floor Observatory also allows guests to take their annual vacation portraits against New York’s most iconic and authentic backdrop. The decorations will remain on display in the lobby and throughout the observatory experience through January 6.

The Empire State Building Observatory experiment underwent a $ 165 million, top-down reimagining, which was completed in december 2019. Renovations include a dedicated guest entrance, an immersive museum with digital and tactile exhibits, and the completely redesigned 102sd Upstairs observatory. Customers benefit from the industry’s best Indoor Environmental Quality (EQI) improvements, such as MERV 13 filters and active polarization, for customer confidence. The 86e The ground-based observatory is secured with newly installed temperature-activated heat lamps to keep guests warm as they take in the glittering winter view of the heart of New York City.

The lights from the building’s world-famous tower will shine throughout the holiday season with special lighting for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years Eve.

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About the Empire State Building

The empire state building, “The most famous building in the world”, owned by Empire State Real Estate Trust, Inc. (ESRT: NYSE), rises 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to air. The $ 165 million Reimagining the Empire State Building Observatory Experience creates a whole new experience with a dedicated guest entrance, an interactive museum with nine galleries and a redesigned 102sd Ground observatory with bay windows. The journey to the famous 86e Floor Observatory, the only 360-degree outdoor observatory with a view of new York and beyond, guides visitors for all of their New York City experience and covers everything from the building’s iconic history to its current place in pop culture. Learn more about www.esbnyc.com. 2021 is the year of the 90th anniversary of the building which officially opened on May 1, 1931. Declared “America’s Favorite Building” by the American Institute of Architects, as well as the world’s most popular travel destination by Uber and No. 1 New York City Lonely Planet attraction, it welcomes more than 4 million annual visitors from all over the world.

Since 2011, the building has been powered entirely by renewable wind electricity and its many floors mainly house a wide range of office tenants such as LinkedIn and Shutterstock, as well as retail options such as STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi and Starbucks. For more information and tickets for the observatory experience, visit esbnyc.com or follow the building Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo, Youtube, Where TIC Tac.

About Empire State Realty Trust

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositioning office and retail properties in Manhattan and the biggest new York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the “world’s most famous building”. The company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, at September 30, 2021, which includes 9.4 million rentable square feet spread over 14 office buildings, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; as well as approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Empire State Realty Trust is a leader in energy efficiency in the built environment and sustainability space, with 76 percent of the eligible portfolio ENERGY STAR certified and 100 percent fully powered by renewable wind electricity. As the first commercial real estate portfolio in the Americas to meet the factual and third-party verified target WELL Health and Safety Assessment for health and safety, ESRT also obtained the best GRESB 5 Star Rating and Green Star recognition for sustainability performance in real estate and was named a Fitwel Champion of healthy and efficient buildings. To learn more about Empire State Realty Trust, visit esrtreit.com and follow ESRT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Empire State Real Estate Trust
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