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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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5,761 - 5,770 of 42,900 reviews

Reviewed 30 June 2017

Visited this place first time we went to New York and it's highly recommended. The only drawback was the long line-up but if yu show up early enough the que won't be that long.

Thank mcc42017
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Excellent views of NY in this iconic skyscraper. Great to get to rooftop on late evening so that you can catch the sunsetting and later the closed night. The building has its charm too, it looks solid, with so many concrete, iron, marble and bronze...More

Thank Siraj R
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Pricy but totally worth it for the best views of the city. We went at lunchtime on a Friday. The lines were long but moved at a good pace. The staff are very helpful and polite. There are 2 prices- 86th floor and the top...More

Thank nickel99
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Impressive when you see the status of this building after all these long years and the speed it was built. We got to the 80th floor and 86th floor but didn't upgrade to the 102 floors as it was already too high for me. Family...More

Thank Nidal S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Fabulous as always. I never get tired of hearing how quickly it was built especially during those early times. Grandson loved it too! Its worth seeing it over and over again.

Thank jbags39
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I have to say, I wasn't initially to keen on going to the Empire State Building because it seemed so cliche. However, I am so glad we went. The lines were quick and fluid, the views were fantastic (we only went to the 86th floor),...More

Thank Rebekah A
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Got to see it to believe it, we did the night trip and it was fantastic, had done 1 world observatory in daylight

Thank musk_10
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

It is a must visiting NYC. Best place for sightseeing and understand the city. Strong recomendation.

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We visited around 9.30pm one night and I have never been so glad to have fast pass tickets! If you go then these are a must if you don't want to spend the day queuing at every stage! There was a huge queue for tickets,...More

Thank ScotlandAlison
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The Empire State Building is easily seen without having to go to the actual building. Nighttime views includes lightning in coordination with current events / happenings.

Thank Keith L
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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19 January 2018|
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Response from Maralyn R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we actually bought our tickets through groupon , it seemed everyone had to queue until you went into the building through security then if you hadn’t bought your ticket beforehand then you had a big queue to go and... More
robert s
12 January 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Robert, Thanks for your inquiry! We do have several restrooms available for our visitors. We look forward to your visit! —Empire State Building.
10 January 2018|
Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi William_n_Jackie, Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that we are unable to provide personal details about any of our employees. We hope to welcome you back again soon. — Empire State Building