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2014-04-07 08:39:37

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) ("ESRT") is one of the first New York City real estate owners participating in the launch of WiredNYC, a rating platform that evaluates the broadband connectivity and infrastructure of office buildings. The certification rating system, titled "Wired Certification," will include grades of Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Connected, and broadband information will be shared publicly through a web platform,...

2014-02-18 12:36:22

Innovative Handheld Multimedia Tour Included in Admission Price NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Building Observatory today announced the launch of its new Multimedia Experience which guides visitors through the icon's extraordinary exhibits and views with additional depth on the building's history. Created by industry leader Antenna International, the multimedia tour is included in the admission price and given to each guest to enhance the once-in-a-lifetime...

2014-02-06 12:24:33

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has received a $10 million gift from the Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation on behalf of longtime trustee and board chair Barbara Mandel and her husband Morton. The gift is the largest in the history of the museum and will support the new Cooper-Hewitt, which opens in fall 2014 with 60 percent more gallery space after a major renovation of the historic Carnegie Mansion...

2014-01-28 12:21:06

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the temperatures have plummeted to some of the coldest Western Pennsylvania has seen in decades, it hasn't changed the fact that the people in the community still need to get around. For many, that means riding the bus. But for those braving the cold at some bus stops in Pittsburgh, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is offering an unexpected burst of warm air this winter. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has installed warming stations at...

2013-11-18 16:26:37

Empire State Building to Celebrate Holiday Season With LED Tower Lightings, Festive Decorations and Holiday Concerts NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced the Empire State Building's (ESB) plans to celebrate the 2013 holiday season for New Yorkers, visitors and fans around the world. Holiday Decorations: Beginning November 21, ESB will unveil its custom holiday decorations throughout its main lobby. Upon entering the Fifth Avenue...

2013-10-30 08:28:41

Empire State Realty Trust and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment "Treat" New York City and the World to the "Sights and Sounds" of Halloween With One-of-a-Kind Light and Music Show NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ANTENNA REVEAL: As a special surprise and gift to New York City and the world, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) has installed for the first time lights to the Empire State Building's antenna--the highest structure on the building. These custom LED lights can...

2013-10-21 16:24:02

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stylewhile is pleased to announce its partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue on the launch of a new iPad App set to change the face of online shopping by allowing users to fit clothing to their specific body type before purchase. Stylewhile has the unique ability to aggregate product imagery from online stores and fit them on a model of a chosen body type to determine what will look best on the consumer. Not only can users virtually 'try on'...

2013-10-18 12:21:09

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PackH2O Water Backpack took home the 2013 People's Design Award at the National Design Awards gala in New York, Thursday, Oct. 17. Todd Oldham announced the winning design and presented the award to president and CEO of Greif Inc. David Fischer. PackH2O attempts to solve the global clean water crisis by giving people the power to easily transport their own water. "Cooper-Hewitt has long been a champion of socially responsible...

2013-10-17 16:23:49

World's Most Famous Office Building Announces New Light Show Synchronized to Music NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced with its partner Clear Channel Media and Entertainment that they will join together to give New York City and the world a special Halloween Trick and Treat. The Empire State Building (ESB), the International Icon of the Skyline of New York City, will synchronize its LED tower lights to Halloween-themed...

2013-10-09 12:27:36

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, celebrated Finnish design house Marimekko will be the inaugural design firm featured in the Design by Hand program, organized by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. This new series of bi-annual educational conversations and workshops will focus on the craftsmanship, innovations and merits of contemporary global designers, from fall 2013 through spring 2017. Three of Marimekko's designers will be on-hand to...