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Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Phone Number:
+1 212-736-3100
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views...

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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This was on my bucket list. We did not go to very top, just the observation deck but wow, the views were truly spectacular. It was a holiday weekend when we were there but still... read more

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was on my bucket list. We did not go to very top, just the observation deck but wow, the views were truly spectacular. It was a holiday weekend when we were there but still it wasn't crazy busy. I found the exhibits inside were interesting, showing information from when this iconic structure was built. Fascinating to see the quantities... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent 2 hours & 45 minutes going through roped off winding paths,from floor to floor in a very hot environment you finally reach the elevator to take you the observation area (which is very crowded) you can't get close to the rails to see or get a good picture without being pushed aside. We were only at the observation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We absolutely loved our visit to the Empire State Building, it was an awesome experience. There is loads of information as you make your way around the various displays. The views are stunning, there is a closed-in section and at the top an open-air platform. It was a cold day but it was worth bracing the elements to enjoy the... More 

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Went up earlyt one Sunday morning to beat the crowds and it paid off as wasnt too busy at all. It was a beautiful clear blue day and you could see for miles - the views were stunning. It was bloomin cold tho!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the must see icons, fabulous views, did not have to wait long at all to get to the top - very well organised

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love learning about and experiencing historic places in person. It was great to finally see The Empire State Building in person. Great views of the city but it was windy. The only thing I did not like was that if you wanted to go all the way to the top it cost extra.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great sightseeing spot. The lights at night were beautiful. Lots of picture taking. We were on a family trip during the holidays. Very expensive for a family of 5 to enter. Long lines that (over 2 hours) No i do not plan on re-visiting. Yes it was very pretty but once is enough.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always like here as the interior is great to see with a interesting history and brilliant views from observation decks.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While in New York, the Empire State Bldg is a must. Not as impressive as the Willis Tower in Chicago. Definitely not worth the 40 dollar ticket to enter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up the Empire State at night and the view of the city were fabulous, the building was lit up outside and so the approach was stunning, the open observation deck was impressive and felt very familiar. A must for any visitor to NYC. The security and queuing were not as exciting and very long winded, the least efficient... More 

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