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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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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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Viator VIP: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience
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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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Yes, it's got a great view if it's not a cloudy day or raining, but I would spend my time in NYC hitting the museums, shows, food, etc... long lines. I will say, I was surprised that I could feel the sway of the building...More

Thank PorkDiddy98
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We did a tour of the Empire State building and learnt about the history of this beautiful 1920's building, it's a must see when in The Big Apple or New York!!

Thank Edleg
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One word: Amazing! The 360 view across New York is just unbelievable. Loved it. Tip: Dress up warm, no matter what the weather, it's quite windy up there.

Thank Sabine S
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Sunset is always a queue and it's not hard to see why when the views are so dramatic. However it doesn't matter what time of day you go up as far as I'm concerned it's one of those icon places that you'll always remember as...More

Thank D P
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The Empire State Building is still the building we all remember form school when teachers use to tell us about America and high rise building. From they clothing that the workers wear to the decor within the building it has that feels if the 1930's...More

Thank Denis L
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We purchased the 86th and 102nd floor view, which was a waste of time and money. We should have bought 86th floor only, as the 102nd is indoor, doesn't have enough space and it is behind glass, so taking good pictures is not possible.

Thank victorcH6339UH
Reviewed yesterday

A great building with lots of art deco features inside. We were lucky as had VIP tickets ( part if a city bus tour deal) and meant that we skipped the queues at beginning and only had to queue for the lifts. Lifts are so...More

Thank Lucy P
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Yes, it's a bit cliche but has to be done! Would recommend paying the extra if you can to avoid the queues, you can fast track and get to first and second observation decks. We paid $80 each. Was a good visit and we also...More

Thank Linda M
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Yes there are better views these days in NY, but this building remains the must do. We went to the 86th, on the basis you won't see much more and were planning on doing the One World Observatory anyway. The views are as you would...More

Thank Peter L
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We had a great time in this iconic building. I would recommend anyone to visit. I made the mistake of wearing a summer dress that day so at the top I spent my time looking at the fabulous views & holding the bottom of my...More

Thank Sarah P
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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is it warm in side or in the elevator that takes you up? I want to make sure there is adequate air conditioning as i am going with someone who has a medical condition and needs it cool
17 June 2017|
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Response from Cypriot_man | Reviewed this property |
it felt very comfortable from when we entered to when we got to the outside viewing floor