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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
Midtown
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of our first stops on our trip to NYC. The view from the 86th floor is beautiful, i wouldn't say the best view in the city, but its still really beautiful. And it's the Empire State Building, so its more just being...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A great experience not to be missed. We had a lovely clear sunny day. Guides were wonderful but their uniforms were a bit tired and I’ll fitting. Go to the top worth it.

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Reviewed yesterday

Wow, the view from the 80th floor is great. The view from the 86th floor is just as good but it includes the option of going outside on the observation deck. great picture taking opportunity. We had tickets before we got there, which saves a...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having been to the Top of the Rock, I was expecting more, however the queues weren't bad, and you could take your time at the top, it just felt as though it was missing something

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view in the floor 86 is the best, please don’t Pay the expensive package to go upper. The view is limited in floor 102, and there is not enough space to be there.

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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a Monday morning. No queues, no delays, just an iconic and spectacular NYC experience. Highly recommend doing.

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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I visited this site at 1.am in the morning what a time to go, no waiting in line, quiet, peaceful and magic. Staff were lovely and friendly and very informative. Have a lovely dinner out at a restaurant then stroll along and...More

Thank D W
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Reviewed yesterday

Incredible views of Manhattan. Perfect plan to go when it's a bit cold, because there are few people and you can really enjoy the view. I have to say, it was a bit too cold

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Reviewed yesterday

I visited The Empire State Building on my spring break and it was one of my favorite attractions. I loved the order everything was settled. I was enchanted by the magical views of the city, because in the end it's one of the most iconic...More

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I guess this is something you feel you have to do once. You do get an amazing view of the city, But,now that I've done it, not sure it was worth the $37 dollars to go to the 86th floor. IF you want to go...More

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Nero M
21 April 2018|
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Response from traveling_al_916 | Reviewed this property |
It won't allow you to skip the line. I went at night and there was no line really. You will need to convert it to an actual admission ticket. You can bring bags. You'll go through the same you would of them as you would... More
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Mary B
4 April 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Mary B. Thank you for your inquiry. The New York CityPass includes general admission entry to the 86th-floor Observatory, plus bonus same-night general admission after 10 p.m. Please note you will need to get in line for... More
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Arun P
27 March 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Arun P., Thank you for your inquiry. The Express Pass is the same price for everyone ages 6 and up, meaning that your child must be below the age of 6 to get in for free. Otherwise, if your child is 6 years of age or... More
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