NEW YORK, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ -- The Empire State Building (ESB) Observatory today announced the launch of its official Empire State Building Observatory Experience App, which guides visitors through the icon's extraordinary exhibits and views with additional in-depth information on the building's history. Created by industry leader Antenna International, the free app is available via the Apple Store and Google Play and will replace the device-dependent, self-guided multimedia tour previously given to each guest upon admittance to the World's Most Famous Building.
As guests travel through the building, the app is designed to ensure visitor engagement for the entirety of their experience, becoming an audio and visual companion for four specific areas: the Sustainability Exhibit, the "Dare to Dream" Exhibit about the history and construction of the building, and the world-famous 86th and 102nd floor Observatories. Additionally, videos, image galleries, quizzes, and an "Info" section with maps showing points of interest, give the user an all-access pass to ESB and its position in pop culture and the world. The app is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and German.
"We are expanding upon the already unforgettable experience of visiting our world-famous Observatory by offering our millions of visitors from around the world access to our audio tour through their personal devices and free Wi-Fi," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT).
Visitors can download the app before their visit, or connect to the free Wi-Fi at the beginning of their experience at the Empire State Building. To purchase tickets online in advance of visiting ESB, visit http://www.esbnyc.com/buy_tickets.asp.
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. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
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 December 31, 2015, 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 723,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.
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