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“what a view at night!”

Empire State Building
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Ranked #10 of 1,122 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I want to give you my experience of outside. Our hotel was situated right in front of it and you could see it out the window. At night it comes to light different colours and it looks awesome! What I was truly impressed with was that they match the lighting of the building to whats going on around the world and when we went it was India's Independence day and they lighted up the
Empire State building with the Indian flag colours! That was truly an amazing sight!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. My favourite building in all of New York. The building is steeped in history and once you get to the top and the viewing platform the sights are magnificent.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go up here as a last minute trip and it didn't disappoint fab views and lovely helpful staff

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, absolutely really amazing views over New York. Definitely worth the extra to go to the 102 floor.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there late morning on a week day. I highly recommend to buy a citypass or something similar to avoid any queue ! Staff members are professional and funny! Really well organised and well.. the view from up there is really breathtaking! Definitely a mist if you're visiting NY!

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