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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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Muricle

SeveraIl cokor lights of building was wunderful.I enjoyed the historical atmosphere. But entrance fee could be cheaper. because it is the one world trade center building also have... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

SeveraIl cokor lights of building was wunderful.I enjoyed the historical atmosphere. But entrance fee could be cheaper. because it is the one world trade center building also have an observation and it is the highest building of the USA.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I felt if I ve been in a line to get into DragonKane ... So bored, to much information at the same time, not attractive at all, oObviously really good views but to much people at the same time, just one pic ok of 10.. I'll not suggested to tourists

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Empire_State_Bldg, Reviews Manager at Empire State Building, responded to this review

Hi Chloenzo, 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. We also encourage guests to check the wait clock found on our website, which displays... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Still the classiest place in town. You can feel the history emanating from this great building - and the views of course are the best you will find in this great city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

It is a must if you pass through the Big Apple! You have a wonderful overall view from this well kept building.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Slight queues but nothing too taxing. Obviously this is a must for people visiting New York for the first time. I'm not sure it was worth the extra money to go to the 102nd floor though. The view is much the same!

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Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We have visited the Empire State Building on the beginning of September. We had bought the tickets online hoping to save some time but when we arrived there we were told we had to print the tickets. We had to wait in queue for more than 1 hour, after which we were given the e-mail of one of the employees... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great experience but would be better if top deck was surrounded by glass like the rockafella rather than that ugly wire mesh.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great views of course, but I would have liked even SOME guidance on key things to look out for from each direction! Finding the exit from the 88th floor was more difficult than it should have been, clearer signs would have prevented the confusion. My family were not the only ones searching for the way down!

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Antony, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

One of the most famous NY landmark. This building has an unmatched architecture and his top offers us the best view of New-York. Unforgettable !!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was the most thrilling amazing visit of our stay in NY . The children and adults were ecstatic to go to the top! Would recommend to everybody young and old when they visit NY. Paula UK

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