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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

Lots of fun. Be prepared for long lines. Dont miss the displays on the 80th floor. The very top is presently closed so you can only go as far as the 86th floor. Thats okay,thats the floor with the outside observation deck. (Think Sleepless in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We did the Empire State while in NYC, all i can say is WOW the views over the city are breath taking , lots of info inside to read also on the building of the tower, its a must if your in NYC

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brother and I went our last night, we were advised zero visibility before going up as it was snowing, it was still an amazing building

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used our pass to gain entry and went in about 8 o’clock. No cues and straight up to the top in minutes. Fantastic night views of the city. X

Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved everything about nyc but the views from the 86th floor where breathtaking New York is a beautiful city and even more amazing from the Empire State Building. If I were going again I’d book tickets in advance help skip the queues

Thank Faithle
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A childhood dream to be on the deck, despite being scared of heights, I felt absolutely safe. We managed to get to the top just to witness the sunset - and what a thrill. Next time - I wanna do the day and night time...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed my visit here. Views were fantastic. Gift shop was extremely overpriced. Many of the items in the shop are available in the souvenir shops around the city for a fraction of the price. I did buy the family photograph that they take as...More

Thank thecrackerjackers
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Reviewed yesterday

We went up the ESB at night time and we were not disappointed. You can see for miles. You dont have to book a slot, we just turned up and joined a small queue. Take a hat and gloves, it can get quite chilly.

Thank Orangetravel77
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Reviewed yesterday

We wanted to visit on a day when it was raining. The staff fold us not to bother as there was no view. Returned two days later and enjoyed the displays views. As it was St Valentines Day there were several weddings taking place.

Thank C P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing building. The view overlooking New York City wasn't too great on the day we went because it was cloudy, but still was amazing to see.

Thank Frank Z
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James M
21 February 2018|
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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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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
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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5 February 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Rise_Of_the_Tigers — Thank you for your inquiry. We strongly advise purchasing tickets either through our website or within our building. Please do note that none of the vendors outside our building are affiliated with... More
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