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Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations. On a clear day, you can see up to five states from our Observation Decks - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy our outdoor viewing area on our open-air 86th floor Observatory, or our indoor climate-controlled viewing areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. We recently launched our new Multimedia Experience as well, which guides visitors through the extraordinary exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. The Empire State Building aims to provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Bringing children? Have their picture taken with King Kong himself on our 80th floor from Thursdays through Mondays (12 p.m. until 9 p.m.). Celebrating a first date or an anniversary? Enjoy romantic tunes from our saxophone player from 9 p.m. until midnight every Thursday through Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased through our website. Our celebrated tower lights are often illuminated to commemorate holidays, events and special causes. In the Fall of 2012, we upgraded our tower lighting system from floodlights to one-of-a-kind LED tower lights. The state-of-the-art system allows customized lighting capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors! To watch some of our recent light shows, visit our YouTube page. Reigning as the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1970, the Empire State Building is known for its distinct Art Deco style. Construction of the renowned icon only took one year and 45 days, and logged more than 7 million man hours. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale. Additionally, from classics like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle to recent hits such as Oblivion and Elf, our place in pop culture has been solidified since our early days. In fact, over 200 movies and TV shows have featured the Empire State Building in them!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
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Reviewed yesterday

Best place to see the NYC. I went just at the right time when the sun was about to set. With this timing you will get to see both the natural light view as well the artificial light view of the high rises of NYC....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was excited to go to the top of the famous building but got a little discouraged after seeing the prices they were quite expensive to just go up a tower and view thought maybe there was some kinda tour with the price or something since...More

Thank Sylvia G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to NY many times however it was my first visit to the Empire State. What a pleasant surprised, it was well organized, easy and secured access and great views of the city. The access it’s much better than the Top of the...More

Thank Sandra F
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Reviewed yesterday

Being located almost at the center of Manhattan, you can have a good view of all the surroundings, uptown, downtown and the rivers. Although you have a good view, the observatory is open, so no glass reflections for your pictures, but make sure you bring...More

Thank Pablo E
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Reviewed yesterday

On the bucket list of must do’s. So now it’s done. Also did rockerfeller top of the rock. NY is an amazing place to visit

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Empire State Building while on our NYC family vacation. My kids loved the views and we paid quarters for them to check out the city using the binoculors. I recommend going up in the Empire State Building while on vacation in NYC.

Thank JHurst2014
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Reviewed yesterday

Great dinner, recommend the express tickets, views amazing. Went to the outside observatory at 6:00 pm on a beautiful sunny day and it was awesome!!

Thank AZCMomof3
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughter had purchased VIP tickets and although expensive, well worth the money. We skipped every line and got on the elevator ahead of everyone. Visited the building late in the afternoon so we could experience sunset. While on the observation deck we witnessed a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is New York City and this is the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING we're talking about.. One of the most iconic buildings in the world and in my opinion, one of the prettiest. Do not fail to admire all the art deco touches that surround you...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is very well set up to visit the Top of the building. The lines are well run and fast. The views from the deck show you the complete city surrounding Manhattan.

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arethamm
19 July 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi arethamm, Thank you for your inquiry! While our 86th-floor Observatory is open-air, our 102nd-floor Observatory is completely enclosed. Please note, in order to gain access to the 102nd-floor Observatory, please select... More
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Jordyn B
27 June 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Jordyn B., Thank you for your inquiry! Depending on the time, day, or season of your arrival you’ll be treated to a different perspective on the city. Whether or not there is cloud coverage doesn’t tend to depend on the... More
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Lizka B
31 May 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Lizka B., Thank you for your inquiry! Please note, you do still need to wait in the ticketing line in order to present your New York Pass to our ticketing booth so they may provide you with a voucher for your visit. We... More
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