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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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Awsome view

Amazing view from all sides! Bit expensive for what it is but it's a must do! Still amazing to think it was built in 13 months back in the day madness!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing view from all sides! Bit expensive for what it is but it's a must do! Still amazing to think it was built in 13 months back in the day madness!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love it is so cute and romántic if you are With your Love one, a nice experience i recomend it... i AM from PR. Me encanto

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to New York for the first time and God the view from the Empire State Building was amazing!!!!!

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to go up at night. Great views, especially on the 'open' deck where photos can be taken without glass interference. Take warm clothing as the combination of height and wind ensures that the 'real' temperature is MUCH colder than yopu expect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had visited the Rock during the day and wanted to see the skyline at night. We did visit the building earlier and bought our tickets, coming back a couple days later a little after 8:00 pm. Really an incredible view.

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Caxias Do Sul, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's incredible! The view is amazing! You can see the whole city from the top! And it's even more beautiful at night!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not worth of visiting: long queues, very crowded, expensive and the view is really not amazing. Would rather visit the observatory close to 9/11 instead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting and incredible place to visit whilst in NYC. The views are fantastic and the history of the build is presented to you in a really accessible way. You can download an app to listen to whilst queuing or on your way round, it has poor reviews but I thought it was worth downloading. We went on a Monday... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Expensive, flashy and the queues can be loooong. Would recommend early morning as it gets very busy at night and all yu see are lights. There is very little information given about any of the buildings you can see. You also have to pay extra to use the telescope. The whole thing is over very quickly and is frankly not... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views were amazing at night and it was a must do activity for us however it has grown to be a little pricey. We did go after 9pm so at least the lines were not too long. We also purchased the City Explorer Pass which saved a little money.

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