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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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US$34.00*
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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US$149.00*
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Viator Exclusive: Empire State Building Experience - Top Deck Express Pass...
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US$99.00*
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Visit to New York to celebrate birthday with my sister.

The Empire State Building is a beautiful example of Art Deco building and craftsmanship that prevails. The views over the city are magnificent.

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The Empire State Building is a beautiful example of Art Deco building and craftsmanship that prevails. The views over the city are magnificent.

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What a view!!! If you would like to see New York city from above, The Empire State Building is the place to visit. Families will love to walk around and admire the view. Remember to purchase the City Pass. You get a great deal for your money.

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I had a wonderful time with my two daughters and I would recommend everyone to visit. Very educational and a great experience.

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Amazing views of the big apple. Could look at the view all day, experienced the views on a night around 8pm was the best view ive ever seen.

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I brought my ticket online which was a good idea as there are big queues. Go before 10.30am as after this time it gets busy. It takes a while to get through security. There were great views from 56th floor but the 102nd was fantastic. I'm pleased I paid the extra. Staff a bit bossy.

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It was a beautiful view, but long slow lines. Very cold and windy outside, and workers seemed stressed and unhappy.

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This is a must when visiting NY , not happy about having to pay extra to go up to the 102nd floor though

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Had I done more research and talked to more people ahead of time, I would NOT have visited the Empire State Building. Myself and 2 friends went one evening and stood in a handful of lines for over 2 hours before making it to the 86th floor. Each time you think you've made it and can get on the elevator... More 

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I really liked the experience. I got to know a lot about the building how it was build and how it works in general. The view from the top is amazing you can see the beautiful streets of manhattan below really nice! I will highly recommend doing it if you are in NYC!!

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This is a MUST in all New York's atractions... the view is incredible and the whole wating experience is totally worth it. When we went it was super cold but anyway we could enjoy the whole experience!

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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 affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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