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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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We had a great time here. The staff are so efficient in ensuring the busy crowds have a great experience.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited twice, during the day and during the night, I must say the night skyline of NY is amaizing and the Empire State Building gives you the right place to see it. I recommend it as one of the things you should visit in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I had not been here since 1990 so enjoyed going again, however it was unfortunate that being an overcast day on this occasion there was nil- visibility from the top. Nevertheless it's not to be missed being such an historic building.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t waste $39 going to this building. Here are what you’ll see after a few hours queuing on the line. Forget about pictures with city view from above, you can’t even move. P/s: if you want your photo, they charge you $25 🙄

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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed a lot, personnel were so kind, architecture so cool, nice view, definitely we’ll come back.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I recently spent five days in New York City. It was my wife’s first time ever to visit; I had lived in upstate for five years quite a while back, and used to come down regularly. We tried to pack in as...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I would recommend going in the evening, then staying to watch the sunset. You can go online to see peak hours

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Reviewed yesterday

Perhaps we went on the wrong day as it was a bit cloudy with significant wind so our views of the city were somewhat impaired. We enjoyed our short time there, and we purchased tickets onsite at the ticket window. I was a bit mistrusting...More

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Reviewed yesterday

No. Seriously. You have not lived until you've viewed 360 degrees of NYC summer skyline. It was simply breathtaking. One staff member told me she had worked there for 17 years. I imagine she gets tired of the same old questions, but she didn't let...More

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Another must-do place to see when you come to NYC. I have always wanted to go up to the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building. You see it in movies all the time and I have heard the view is amazing. We got there...More

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arethamm
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Dallas_Traveler3 | Reviewed this property |
There is an indoor viewing area on the 80th floor, but it is not a view of the entire city. To get a 360 degree view, you have to go to the observatory on the 86th floor and it is outside.
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Jordyn B
June 27, 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
May 31, 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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