Empire State Realty Trust Announces Multi-Year Partnership With St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

Empire State Building to Display Artwork from St. Jude Patients and Shine its Tower Lights for Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign

Aug 20, 2015, 10:23 ET from Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that it will enter into a partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The partnership will kick-off with a special window display that will run from September 1 to October 4 in the Fifth Avenue lobby windows of the Empire State Building. The sculptures and paintings that will be on display were reproduced and inspired by artwork created by St. Jude patients, ages 8 through 12. Art therapy is one method used by Child Life specialists at St. Jude to help patients work through their emotions while undergoing treatment. The exhibition coincides with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer that will be held in 58 cities across the country, including New York City, on Sept. 26, 2015.

In November, the Empire State Building will also sparkle its world-famous tower lights in green in honor of the 12th Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, which unites celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners in raising awareness and donations while they shop over the holiday season to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

"As a resident New Yorker, I am thrilled that the Empire State Building is officially joining the St. Jude family," said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude. "The support of such an iconic New York City landmark will bring continued international awareness to St. Jude and help ensure children can continue receiving lifesaving treatment while helping us stay true to my father's promise that no family pays St. Jude for anything."

"We are happy to partner with St. Jude Children's Hospital and in doing so raise awareness for their important work," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT.

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 Office 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 www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, 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 office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2015, consisting of 9.3 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

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