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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The exhibits are nicely done and the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. But man, this is expensive!

Thank thereareplaces
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got there at just after 9:00am and no lines, walked straight through to lifts and straight up to 80th floor, didn’t stop here went straight up to 86th floor to take pictures before it got to crowded. Once we had finished on the 86th...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

an absolutely amazing view across the city . There are queues that depend on the time visiting. If you bought a New York city pass you are enabled to go up at night but be careful, it must be on the same day.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Your NYC visit will not be complete without seeing the Empire State Bldg. its awesome to be on top of the world. Best place to see NYC from its observatory. Its my 3rd time to get to the top and it still puts me in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the Empire State Building again but this time with some of my siblings, one of whom is in a wheelchair. The staff could not have been more helpful, opening doors, ushering us past the queues, getting us into the lifts without any hassle. My...More

Thank JanetE55
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Reviewed yesterday

We've been to the top of many city skyscrapers so after a while they all tend to kind of blend together, but not so for the Empire. It is such an iconic symbol of New York. Even Kong, the 8th Wonder of the World, couldn't...More

Thank Magicsparkes
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see attraction in NYC, iit's line stepping back in time. The building is beautiful and the outdoor observation deck is spectacular I would venture to say it is a better viewing experience than one world trade center but many do not like an...More

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great experience. Beautiful view, walking distance from our hotel. A must see if you are ever in NYC.

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed yesterday

Difficult to write something original about one of the world’s most visited attractions, only to say what a view! We took other traveller’s advice to go there when the sun was setting, and it was just fantastic. Probably the best view I’ve ever seen. Lots...More

Thank Nigel W
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Reviewed yesterday

buy your tickets in advance! The queues are evil - even having advance tickets its bad but without them its much worse!! But its iconic and has to be done!

Thank F5704LHangelap
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Jordyn B
27 June 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Jordyn B., Thank you for your inquiry! Depending on the time, day, or season of your arrival you’ll be treated to a different perspective on the city. Whether or not there is cloud coverage doesn’t tend to depend on the... More
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Lizka B
31 May 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Lizka B., Thank you for your inquiry! Please note, you do still need to wait in the ticketing line in order to present your New York Pass to our ticketing booth so they may provide you with a voucher for your visit. We... More
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Nero M
21 April 2018|
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Response from traveling_al_916 | Reviewed this property |
It won't allow you to skip the line. I went at night and there was no line really. You will need to convert it to an actual admission ticket. You can bring bags. You'll go through the same you would of them as you would... More
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