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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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Awesome view

Its very expensive and the queues are long but the view is incredible. Be prepared to wait at least an hour.

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chippenham
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Its very expensive and the queues are long but the view is incredible. Be prepared to wait at least an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must do for any visitor to New York! The ticket office offers 3 attractions for $79 and since we had planned for other excursions we saved money. I have been to the Empire State Building twice now, once during the night and once during the day and i must say i prefer the daytime visit purely for... More 

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A must see on a clear beautiful night! During the day is pretty but at night..... Priceless!! Bring your camera!

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Awesome visited it three times now never ceases to amaze me staff are so friendly and welcoming 🇺🇸

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Views at night time are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Also, there was no queue when we went at 8:00pm, so a huge bonus.

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Wasn't something we did on our first visit but on our second we found ourselves in the area and thought we would see how busy it was. We went in February so queuing wasn't so bad but can imagine at more popular times you wait for ages think if we had been queuing for longer we would have felt like... More 

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The weather was amazing on the morning of our visit, and the views over Manhattan were outstanding. The building is so iconic, it was fantastic walking through. The lift ride was made bearable by the "show" and in a few seconds you are on top of the world. A visit to Manhattan MUST include a visit to this beautiful building.

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A bit expensive, but when u r in NYC for the first time I recommed u visit here. Best time after 17:00, so you can see the sun set and the lights starting to go on.

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A beautiful view especially in the evening. Just make sure you wrap up warm if it's a chilly night it gets very blustery up there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite the new One World building being more famous and offering stunning views, the empire states building continues to be a charming and iconic place to visit. The views are fantastic and it is not so expensive compared to everything else in Manhattan. The lines are much faster and smaller these days. Definitively worth it and safe for children to... More 

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