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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
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you have a New York city pass, you may get a bounce night visit , Don't try to use it on a different day you have to use it on the same day.

Thank norman t
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

So glad we trekked over to the ESB before it dumped snow on New York! People were really starting to hunker down for a big Nor' Eastern storm that hit late in the year. We didn't really know what we were in for but we...More

Thank MikeandMeliss
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great view -- beautiful but cold day. It was fantastic! Elevators worked well and definitely worth paying if you can for front of the line access.

Thank HeidiVA90
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The biggest issue by far was the length of the queues and the way the queuing time is deliberately concealed from the visitor, from one queuing chamber, you think you are nearly there, into another queing chamber, another queuing chamber, queue for tickets, queue to...More

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Empire_State_Bldg, Manager at Empire State Building, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hi bachelorUk, We’re sorry to hear that you didn't have a more enjoyable visit. It can get pretty crowded during our peak times. For future reference, arriving during our off-peak hours between 8-10 a.m., or after 11 p.m., can help visitors avoid peak crowd times....More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

You get great looks of the city, is one of my favorites spots to relax and enjoy the views. I went at 8:00 am and It wasn't crauded, and I came back at 11:00 p.m. for the night view and it wasn't crauded to. I...More

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2  Thank Pam A
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Having been here before it's a must to come to every time. Amazing panoramic views of the NYC skyline. We came early so the queues were smaller and I would recommend this to anyone visiting.

2  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Especially in the evening, you should visit this, and see all the lights of New York. Unfortunately it can be busy.

Thank Z5239TErobertd
Reviewed 30 March 2017

this iconic building is well worth a visit, join the queue, take the elevator to the 86th floor and enjoy the views of New York and beyond.

1  Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

As you would expect, brilliant views, we visited it in the evening to see the NYC skyline at night and did the Rockefeller centre during the daytime to get different views/aspects of NYC. It was very windy when we went up which was a bit...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The views from the top are absolutely stunning, we went at the beginning of sundown, this was great as we got to see New York change from day time to night time.

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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20 September 2017|
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Response from joke8814 | Reviewed this property |
the best & fastest way is.. if possible.. get ur schelude for visiting at after 9pm.. no lines, no fast/skiplines needed. Empirestate is open till 02am
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18 September 2017|
Response from evvy222 | Reviewed this property |
I also bought tickets online but I did not use PayPal. I used my own credit card and tickets were immediately available or at least within 24 hours I don't remember exactly. I would call Empire State Building. I had a... More