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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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350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Midtown
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

After being there for the first time 22 years ago, in July 1995 to be precise, I must say that I was anxious to discover this mythical place to my daughter during her stay in New York (gift for her 18 years! ). We were...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A must if you visit NY. I visited it many years ago and thought that it was about time I went again. My wife and I went and after a 20-30 minute wait we had breathtaking views of the city.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Visited as a family of six. Queued only for a short while. Staff were very friendly and approachable. Make sure you have a nice clear day or night. Beautiful views.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The staff were quite hostile, not at all friendly. Showing no passion or enthusiasm. Yes it is a tourist attraction and it us busy but it should be an experience and not a conveyer belt process.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We went up in the evening. It was truly beautiful and the view was stunning. All those lights! However, it was ridiculously expensive.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was a first visit and we were not disappointed.. Great staff who were very courteous and knowledgeable.. Keep up the good work for our return visit

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We came here late at night after our broadway show. Still took us roughly 45 minutes to get to the 86th floor. The lines weren't organized. They needed more ushers to tell people which line or elevator to go to. Admission fees are pretty expensive...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I was on the 86th floor observation deck + 102 floor observatory. Honestly The view from the 86th floor observation deck is incredible and I would say defiantly worth the $35. As for the 102 floor, It cost an extra $20 and I cant say...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It's one of them places you have to visit whilst in New York City, the views are nothing short of spectacular. If I'm honest I think the 86th floor is high enough, can't imagine many more sights you can see from the 102nd floor.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The lines are generally dreadful, but hey it is the highest point in Manhattan. Have visited many time with out of towners. A MUST see for anyone visiting NYC for the first time

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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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