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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

Beautiful sights. We went at night which was awesome. Beautiful old building mapped with historical photos and architecture. Really is a must see. Ps King Kong wasn't in the building.

Thank amandalenfestey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our snowy and low visibility visit to the top of the Empire State Building. It was a neat experience even if we couldn’t see for miles.

Thank laceykerin75
Reviewed yesterday

Loved the whole experience. We visited by day and the views were spectacular. Bit of a grouchy security guard. We asked to him to take our photo but he refused. It was only us near where he was standing!

Thank Candicemarie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Preferred the visit to the Empire State Building to the Rockefeller centre; no queues at 9 am. It was a wet & windy day so picture not great!

Thank YepperPepper
Reviewed yesterday

It was good, they've done a solid job on the whole experience. A good once a visit type of expderience.

Thank ustophl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went up to the top of the Empire State Building to see NY at night and was not disappointed - no issues getting in an up to the viewing deck, quick and easy. Amazing venues is a must.

Thank SunSeaAndCocktails
Reviewed yesterday

Me and my sister went on a trip to New York , our holiday was cut short due to flight change and the Empire State Building was one of our main things to do and we had a amazing time and was well worth the...More

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Thank jadecreighton
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Of course you have to visit this iconic destination on you 1st visit to NY. The view is breath taking! But I suggest just the ticket to the observation deck on the 86th floor. We took the ride to 102 and it was cramped and...More

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The observation deck of Empire State Building is a great view of New York! I highly recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time to skip the ticket line and go straight to the elevator line

Thank Allison T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely Art Deco building but either prepare to queue or book express skip the line tickets. View was great but they could have more facilities for visitors at the top like a bar or cafe.

Thank Sally M
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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8 December 2017|
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Response from MeinMaui | Reviewed this property |
It took an 1 1/2 hours for us at 11pm. Top of the Rock is much more organised and has better views. Even with a tour of the Rockefeller Centre it took the same as The Empire State.
Tristan H
8 December 2017|
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Response from Samantha B | Reviewed this property |
Omg!!good luck on your proposal! I would go direct to Empire State and ask what the options are I’m sure they will do their best to help make your experience amazing ❤️
7 November 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, Thank you for your inquiry! That is correct, tickets purchased online may be used at any time within one year of purchase. While you are prompted to select a week, you are not bound to that week. If you purchase... More