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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
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been to New York many times, but never did the Empire State Building. We decided to go and it was awesome. It was a gorgeous day and we could see perfectly in every direction. Beautiful views and it was totally worth the time...More

Thank Fingerlakeskris
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always wanted to go up the Empire State Building, to look at the architecture and see great views of the city. We got the city pass which is excellent if you have the time to see other attractions in the city, plus with the...More

Thank IanCampbell87
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Is an icon and many tourists come here , the view is nice but nothing special , anyways if you wanna spend a good money with out a reason just to say I was there.. this is the place.

Thank gerson r
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make it your first stop off the city bus tour circuit. Get there early so the cues aren't as long. Lines outside on footpath later in the day. If you are short on time....do this and skip the top of the rock at least you...More

Thank McAughtrie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been to New York four times and I’ve been here each time. You can’t go with to New York, Without coming to the Empire State building the views are amazing the breeze is wonderful and just the overall buzz of the city this is...More

Thank leonab405
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With the standard price (approx 30 USD) you get to 80th floor view (indoor) and from there to the 86th terrace for the full view of all of all Burroughs of nyc on a good day. A must see!!

Thank Petter Pablo S
Reviewed yesterday

just have to go to empire state building when going to new York it was good and enjoyed it didn't go up the very top is another $20 dollars and grandson didn't want to go up , when you go up in the lift on...More

Thank morgana2219
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been up the Empire State a few times so that says it all. A beautiful building with great views. Every time I come to NY I look at it with admiration of its perfect lines, even more impressed when you remember it was built...More

Thank GarryRobson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful place to visit and like most places in NYC quite pricey. The views However, were breathtaking and looking at the stages of the development of this epic place was unbelievable. Built so quickly compared to things this day and age with stage by...More

Thank andyropes7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Outdoor Observatory Too dark to take a photo of you during nighttime suggest you go there around 5pm onwards the view is surreal and you’ll enjoy it. Kindly wear extra clothes during cold weather coz sometimes it can be too windy on the top ....More

Thank iamricardoe
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Response from Dianne O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You have a choice of buying tickets for both.
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Response from joke8814 | Reviewed this property |
the best & fastest way is.. if possible.. get ur schelude for visiting at after 9pm.. no lines, no fast/skiplines needed. Empirestate is open till 02am
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18 September 2017|
Response from evvy222 | Reviewed this property |
I also bought tickets online but I did not use PayPal. I used my own credit card and tickets were immediately available or at least within 24 hours I don't remember exactly. I would call Empire State Building. I had a... More