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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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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

This was a waste of time and money. It is extremely croweded, and the prices they charge are outrageous. If I could turn back time I would not do it again. They even have the audacity to force people to take photos so they can...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had entry to the Empire State Building as part of our New York Pass. This entitled us to entry to the 86th floor observation area. We paid extra to go to the 102nd. The whole process of getting there is easy and well managed...More

Thank Yeralc
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited mid afternoon on a Sunday. No queue at all. It was fantastic. Staff were amazing and very friendly. I struggle with heights and they were very helpful in reassuring me. Views are amazing as expected and you aren’t rushed or have your time limited...More

Thank AngeMcG
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a highlight of the trip. Was exactly how its pictured in so many movies. Incredible views and even tho it was incredibly busy, they move you around very quickly and efficiently.

Thank MoniqueO2601
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a Tuesday night about 9pm and we walked straight through with absolutely no queue. We used our Explorer passes and there was no issues. Absolutely amazing experience. Definitely recommend!

Thank izzynicole
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's very good and must visit to all who come to see NY for the first time... General admission allows u to view from 80th & 86th floor.. If u want view from 102nd floor..take a ticket as u enter.

Thank Pooja S
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Reviewed yesterday

Get there really early and then go for breakfast. We were there just after 8am and there were no queues to speak of, we had not bought the advance online tickets. There were people trying to sell tickets on the street around, I don't know...More

Thank lisdilure
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took our grandson for his first time. Considering crowds the process went pretty smoothly. Unfortunately you don’t really get to see the beautiful interior as you rush thru lines to get to the top for the city view. Wish a tour could be offered just...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed yesterday

The price was too high and by the time you get up there, it is so crowded you can't move. If you do go- Don't take a pedi-cab! They charged us $7 a minute and it cost us $105 from there to our hotel. They...More

Thank StLawrenceRiverRat
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Empire State at night, and it was a beautiful view of the city. It was still crowded at 11pm, so next time we will go later. (It is open until 2am!) Climb the stairs from floor 80-86 instead of waiting for the...More

Thank tkoc
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Stewartclaire
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Stewartclaire, Thank you for purchasing tickets! Since your first name matches that of the ticket, you shouldn’t have any issues using your ticket. If you are asked, please just let our security staff at the building... More
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Kyle K
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Kyle K, We are thrilled to hear about your proposal. We do not have any restrictions regarding proposals. However, please note that we typically ask guests to empty their pockets (similar to airport security). We... More
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neil s
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Patty F | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets online, on their website we bought VIP tickets and it was worth it, we skipped the lines and were treated like VIP.
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