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Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
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+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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This is one of the places you must visit when travelling to NYC. Great view, interesting history and good organised tour to the 86th floor.

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Pål K
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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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This is one of the places you must visit when travelling to NYC. Great view, interesting history and good organised tour to the 86th floor.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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A friend and I visited this evening around 1930. When we arrived we were ushered into the building and up an esculator. We joined a long queue but because we had booked in advance online our queue went down quicker. There was a really windy (and unnecessary) queuing system that just didn't seem to utilise the space correctly. We then... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Admission is expensive but, it's one of those iconic NYC experiences. The kids enjoyed reading about the construction, etc.

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New York City, New York
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The views from the Empire State are spectacular. However, unlike views from The Shard in London, there are no maps/photographs to pinpoint the different buildings that you can see. The experience was not helped by the aggressive nature of the two males taking the photos of you whilst in the queue. We chose not to have our photo taken and... More 

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Views amazing... need I say anymore! Would recommend going mid-week as there wasn't a too long a queue when we went at this time. A must do if in New York!

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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Breathtaking view of an amazing city that never sleeps. Will definitely be back. Very informative throughout

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My most memorable highlight from the whole trip to NYC. The skyline at night left me speechless, it proves how stunning, enormous, powerful yet empowering NY is. Although it takes time (almost an hour) to get to the top, but definitely it's worth the effort. I also found the souvenir shop lovely, however a little pricey. The interior is spectacular... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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We went up at about 6.45pm & stayed until the sun set (7.30pm ish) & watched the lights come on, so we saw the view in daylight & night time. Fantastic.

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Ballainvilliers, France
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Ok for an amazing view on NYC. I came with a New York City Pass but I was very disappointed to have to pay 18$ more at the 86th level to go to the 102th level... I understand, it is business but I think It's not fair... I have visited the same day the rockfeller center and I have not... More 

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beautiful!! it was not full and we were able to get to the 86th floor easily! love it. breathtaking view!!

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