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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
Midtown
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+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

You have to go if you visit NY so what else is there to say: It is not the tallest or the prettiest but the most famous!

Thank dr7575
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Reviewed yesterday

the view from the 86 th floor is fantastic. There was not a long wait to get in and the elevator stops forst at the 80th floor and then a second ride goes up to the 86th floor where you can go to an outside...More

Thank Ben W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing view at the top and service from staff, very welcoming, quite windy outside but it was worth it!! Also bought things from the shop to return home, really nice items.

Thank Carlie W
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Reviewed yesterday

Bought tickets online - paid extra to skip the line. Worth it. Beautiful view of downtown Manhattan at sunset.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Second trip up the Empire State, the first time was easy and painless. This time around it was the day after Christmas - this meant waiting outside in a queue for 1:30 min and then into another queue for 1:00 inside the building. It was...More

Thank Kovilan_Naidoo
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Reviewed yesterday

If you go to NYC this incredibly building should be at the top of your list!! The views are spectacular, even if you're afraid of heights - you feel safe.

Thank Julya M
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Reviewed yesterday

$37/ person for an elevator ride up to 86th floor. Great view but that's all. Pay again to go up to the observation tower which was closed. You have to go through security check before you buy tickets or even see the prices and by...More

Thank annerob58
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing views go at dusk and watch all the light come on ,the exhibit about the construction was interesting to my self being a Union electrican 37.00 a piece and long lines was the drawback

Thank patrick D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On 2/21/18 I visited and purchased a single ticket for $37. After moving forward in line, I am then told visibility is very limited and I could come back within 2 weeks or later that day. I only had that time of day and now...More

Thank DHaus13
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Reviewed yesterday

Got to do the Empire State whilst in New York. Building is a classic. View is better from the Rock but the Empire State is the Empire State. Can pay more to go to 106 which is top of the spire but was closed when...More

Thank Paul M
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Bryony A
21 February 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Bryony — Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately our 102nd-floor Observatory is closed for renovations through Spring 2018, and will likely not be completed by the time you visit in March. As for how busy we will be, it... More
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James M
20 February 2018|
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Response from Jeanette P | Reviewed this property |
We used passes for our visit and we didn’t need any proof of who we were, they just scanned the passes. Hope this helps
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Parminder S
13 February 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Parminder S. — Good question! While e-pens and electronic cigarettes can remain with the guest throughout the experience, there is absolutely no smoking allowed within the building or on our Observatories. Thanks for... More
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