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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The building is lovely and the views are good but the top of the rock has glass which makes it easier to be part of the city. Empire state has wire which is a shame.

Thank Orienne L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are a lover of New York, this is a must stop. From the moment one enters this historic building, you are impressed with the art deco nature highlighted by the wall behind reception.Getting to the observation desk was a breeze and brought back...More

Thank luban
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely take note of the weather before going here as it was cold and sleeting when we went up. Once on the observation deck it became colder, wetter and you couldn’t see much because of low cloud. The ride up is great with a film...More

Thank 186400Caroline
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Old school uniforms, Art Deco architecture and outdoor viewing made this a throw back experience extraordinaire. Definitely recommended.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the empire state building in dec 2017. Having purchased VIP passes in the UK we were quickly whisked to the front of the queue and taken in our own private elevator to the top. We were taken from the entrance to the top...More

Thank guv112
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best see the new in there city. So go three as visited mad click picture three and also enjoy..

Thank Ghanshyam K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing views. Amazing experience. Visit at sunset for the best photo opportunities. Just remember to wrap up warm in February!

Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit whilst in New York the views are just jaw dropping. You can see all of the city and miles around. It was a lovely clear day on the day we visited and took some brilliant pictures. It wasn’t too busy...More

Thank Steve40_12
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok. Obviously it’s amazing because it’s the freaking Empire State Building. Lol. The true hidden excellence is in the staff. It was very hot that day and our teen was feeling a tad ill- and maybe a little dehydrated. They took him in the back...More

1  Thank 34009Frank
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was little bit expensive as it is no longer tallest building in world. All it offers is a good view of manhattan and surroundings.

Thank Indrajeet R
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Bryony A
22 February 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Bryony — Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately our 102nd-floor Observatory is closed for renovations through Spring 2018, and will likely not be completed by the time you visit in March. As for how busy we will be, it... More
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James M
21 February 2018|
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Response from Jeanette P | Reviewed this property |
We used passes for our visit and we didn’t need any proof of who we were, they just scanned the passes. Hope this helps
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Parminder S
14 February 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Parminder S. — Good question! While e-pens and electronic cigarettes can remain with the guest throughout the experience, there is absolutely no smoking allowed within the building or on our Observatories. Thanks for... More
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