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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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+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

The terrace is a little too narrow and crowded, and it may be difficult to find a space to admire the panorama, but the view is really worth it. Simply wonderful around sunset

Thank MissRomi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went up to the 86th floor in the evening. It‘s not a big difference of the view from the top deck in 102nd floor which costs more. You have a great view to lower Manhattan and the freedom tower and uptown and the east...More

Thank JaySam66
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing views well worth the visit & I hate heights! We bought a flexible ticket & that worked well for us so we could choose when best to visit according to weather

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unavoidable place of interest, considering the year of building, its importance and fame all over the world. Probably the view from its rooftop is not so amazing than the view from Rockfeller Observatory...but it's just an opinion... Enjoy its entrance, its elevator and the floors...More

Thank Davide T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a really great time visiting this place with my girl. It was really cold but it was worth it! New York is just an unique place in Earth. The views from the Empire State Building were just wonderful. The line time was not that...More

Thank JJ_Ramos28
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Reviewed yesterday

More can be done to enjoy around the empire state.. possibly interactive screens on the construction history of the Empire State Building

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Thank nza3108
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the ESB very recently. We purchased a ticket which enabled us to visit during the day and evening. We when arrived in the evening we were informed that we not allowed to use the evening ticket till 9 pm, this information was not...More

Thank Mia61London
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a beautiful experience in one of the most important and popular places in the world. The view from the open-air observatory is stunning, as you can see the entire Manhattan from above.

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Thank flavio i
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Reviewed yesterday

Too much expensive for an elevator and we had to go up six floors on foot. No other service, no tourist guide. Anyway, the Empire is awesome and the view is incredible.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tip - pay for the express ticket as the queue was long even in 'off season'. We walked right through any line which was totally worth the extra money. You will still need to join the main queue out the front of the building as...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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