Watch New York City Wake Up From The Top Of The Empire State Building

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ -- The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the "Sunrise Experience," an unprecedented opportunity to watch the sunrise over New York City from ESB's world-famous 86th floor Observatory.

Guests will share a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see, hear and feel the city wake up with unobstructed, 360-degree open-air views in the heart of NYC. No more than 100 tickets will be sold per sunrise. 

STATE Grill and Bar, located in the lobby of the Empire State Building, will offer the "Empire State Building Sunrise Breakfast," available exclusively to visitors who wake up before dawn. The new offering allows ticket holders to add on a prix fixe breakfast option while purchasing passes for the Sunrise Experience.

"Thousands each year rise to see the sunrise at the Grand Canyon.  For the first time ever, they will be able to do so from the heart of New York City," said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Director of the Observatory. "Whether you are a local, or visiting New York from another part of the world, this unparalleled opportunity to watch the city that never sleeps transition from night to day is not to be missed."

The Sunrise Experience is initially only available from October 1, 2016, through November 20, 2016, and is priced at $100 per person. Guests are permitted access to the 86th floor Observatory approximately 30 minutes before the sunrise time. Limited tickets are available, and reservations are required. Information and tickets are available exclusively at

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,, @EmpireStateBldg,, or

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 June 30, 2016, 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 709,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

SOURCE Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

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