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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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I've been up the Empire State Building a few times so far, it's definitely a must-see when visiting NYC. I would always recommend to go there during day time, you'll have a breathtaking view of Manhattan. It is also nice to see the different colours...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It's true that the view is very beautiful, but the line? Just too long. We waited for two hours until we went to the observation point and by the time the sun had set. There was a line for every place, for an elevator, for...More

Thank ORBIN2015
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not too much to say about this iconic place in NY. The ESB was built in just 14 months. It was officially openened to the public in may 1st 1931. The place is magic, you feel as if you were in the 1930's Dont miss...More

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Since this was my first visit to NYC, this was a must-see attraction. We chose to just visit the 86th floor observation deck, which also features an exhibit inside that gives a lot of detail regarding the original construction of the building: who built it,...More

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The views from the Empire State Building are amazing. We didn’t have to queue and got straight in the elevator to go and see the views. You initially see from inside and then go up a few more floors to get the views from outside....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There really is nothing else to say but that it’s a must! My mother and I went recently and we went in the evening. If you go in the evening, be sure to take a warm jacket since it can get cold. We bought our...More

Thank jca8203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

102 stories high looking down on other high rise buildings is a great experience and there is so much to see. Even though the weather was overcast the views were fabulous. It was quite busy but I thought the crowd was managed quite well. As...More

Thank TJeerddejong
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The staff was outstanding. They were so worried that we didn’t notice the fog. It was worth it to see the building even though we couldn’t see the city.

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We took the entire package all the way to the top. Views were good but the additional $20 to the top was not worth it as you can see just as much from the other floor

Thank Kathy M R
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Reviewed yesterday

We went at night, and the city sparkled below like a million diamonds. Because of the late hour, there was NO LINE at all. I canNOT imagine what it would be like to wait in that never-ending line if we'd gone during the day... Get...More

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Nero M
21 April 2018|
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Response from Reneetravels2 | Reviewed this property |
As another traveler said we went at night in December & didn't have a long wait at all. I bought the jump the line pass & wouldn't have needed it. The longest wait was going through security. As mentioned above it is like... 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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