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Tuesday, July 18 2017 - 04:45
Celebrate Summer At The Empire State Building
NEW YORK, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    -- Free Amenities Offered to Millions of Visitors 

The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced additional amenities designed 
to enhance the visitor's experience.  The binoculars located on the open-air 
86th floor Observation Deck are now free of charge for guests' viewing 
pleasure, alongside the free Empire State Building Observatory Experience and 
Destination Midtown apps, and free Wi-Fi available at the ESB.

"As we welcome millions of visitors from around the world, we continue to make 
free additions and modernizations to enhance the visitor experience at the 
Observatory," said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Senior Vice President of the Empire State 
Building Observatory.  "We are expanding upon the already all-inclusive 
experience of visiting our world-famous Observatory by offering this additional 

The powerful, full-circle rotation binoculars allow visitors to magnify the 
unobstructed views in every direction.  The ESB's 86th floor Observatory is ADA 
compliant, equipped with lowered viewing walls and binoculars.  Formerly, they 
required payments with coins.

The Empire State Building Observatory Experience and Destination Midtown apps 
are available to download for free from either the Apple Store ( 
) or Google Play 
(  Visitors 
may also download them upon arrival via free Wi-Fi.  As guests travel through 
the building, the Empire State Building Observatory Experience app is designed 
to ensure visitor engagement for the entirety of their experience.  As guests 
explore the surrounding neighborhood, the Destination Midtown app provides 
visitors with an expertly curated itinerary to iconic attractions and hidden 
gems located in Midtown Manhattan, all within 15 minutes walking distance of 
the iconic Empire State Building.

To purchase tickets online in advance of visiting ESB, visit

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 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. 
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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, 2017, 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 708,000 rentable square feet in the retail 

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Source: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.