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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 via mobile

WOW! We went during sunset. Just amazing. The city is marvelous at night with all the lights. Jaw dropping views.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant brilliant views well worth a visit to the empire state building we visited in February no queue great value for money

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How can you not be impressed, iconic for sure, one of the best known bad in the world surely! Trip up is interesting learning some of the history and stories around the life of the structure. Photo opportunity and souvenir as you might expect. One...More

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First check out the inlaid floor of the entry lobby, the back wall with the model and beautiful Empire State building. The cost per person was $65, but it was well worth the cost! The view is unbelievable, the art deco within was amazing! It...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited a few days before Christmas during a brief stay in Manhattan. It was our first ever visit to the building. We chose to go up on a day of relatively good weather, which happened to be a Sunday. We arrived...More

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Reviewed yesterday

At the top was interesting, but I do find the view at the top of the rock better and clearer, shopping in that area for gifts is a lot cheaper than time square though so would recommend for that

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We had pre-booked tickets but still ended up queuing for quite a long time for entry and they were trying to entice people out of the queue by paying for VIP upgrades. As with most attractions in New York you have to go through security,...More

Thank Alun31
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was able to visit this building thru the help of a friend whose company is located in this building. She had a VIP pass so we avoided of a long of queuing from outside until the 86th floor. The view at the observatory was amazing...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did an early morning visit to the empire state building so it was still pretty quiet the views of the city are amazing and there is so much history and information so we found this all very interesting so if you go spend the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of my favourite parts of my trip 😻the view was amazing! The line moves very quick beware of jackets and belts in security you have to remove them, try go when the sky is clear if you want to see the entire view.

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Bryony A
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Response from Jeanette P | Reviewed this property |
We used passes for our visit and we didn’t need any proof of who we were, they just scanned the passes. Hope this helps
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Parminder S
14 February 2018|
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Hi Parminder S. — Good question! While e-pens and electronic cigarettes can remain with the guest throughout the experience, there is absolutely no smoking allowed within the building or on our Observatories. Thanks for... More
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