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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

Visiting the Empire State Bldg is an iconic adventure if you're new to NY. But there can be long lines to get in and then to buy tickets. Definitely buy the tickets ahead of time and get there early to avoid long waits and also...More

Thank steve g
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a trip up to capture some beautiful views of the city. We only paid to get to the 86th floor and felt that this was enough to get a good view although you can pay to go higher.

Thank Seags2016
Reviewed yesterday

If possible,I would suggest skip the line tickets as it is always busy. The view is fantastic and worth the trip. I would highly recommend.

Thank monalinda100
Reviewed yesterday

Visited this iconic building and like the Top of the Rock the queuing and service offered by the staff was very friendly. Having gone up to 86th floor we saw good views of Downtown New York but I must admit I prefer the Rock. It's...More

Thank Trex74
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful and inspiring building that I had seen so many times on TV and in photos. Great to visit in person. Everything was fantastic and I would not have missed to opportunity to do this activity.

Thank Carolynkiwi
Reviewed yesterday

You can get an Amazing view all over New York City. If you have the New York City Pass, you won't have to queue, and that'll be great!

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Thank mk160202
Reviewed yesterday

Go after 11 pm and you do need Express tickets. We went to the ESB at 11 pm on a Thursday night and there was almost no line. The night views were incredible. Plus, the history exhibits are interesting. We only went to the 86th...More

Thank ClayF2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved both my visits (day & night). No trip to New York should miss this! Only annoying thing for me is the official photo $35 has a nasty bar code and a reference code on it. We were told the digital download wouldn't have these...More

Thank holidaygirlNewbury
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You cannot visit New York without visiting the Empire State Building. Get there early to reduce queue time. We got there for opening time and went straight up with virtually now queue.

Thank Janet c
Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a great time :) we got to see the whole of NYC and it's true beauty

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GenMalta
6 August 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi GenMalta, Thank you for your inquiry. Guests are permitted to take selfie sticks with them to our Observatories. Please do note that all items are ultimately subject to our on-site security staff’s approval. Thanks again... More
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Tina C
1 August 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Tina C., Thank you for your inquiry. We generally recommend allowing for an hour to an hour and a half for your visit. However, we strongly advise visiting during our off-peak hours between 8-9:30 a.m., or after 11 p.m... More
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braz962016
1 August 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi braz962016, Thank you for your inquiry. Our lobby is free and open to the public, but please note that you will have to pay for an Observatory ticket to see our Sustainability Exhibit, as well as the Dare to Dream Exhibit... More
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