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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
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

Well, we've ticked the box! Didn't see any sign of a large gorilla but nonetheless we have now been to the top of the Empire State! Beautiful views as you'd expect, was -200 degrees the night we were up there in the middle of NYC's...More

Thank Grunter65
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing views, friendly staff. Definatly worth the visit. You can see New York and beyond. A must visit location when visiting NYC

Thank Annuncia W
Reviewed yesterday

beautifull view , i recommend visit this place so romantic .I was with my bf we made amazing photos there, more amazing when you are waiting sunset :)))

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Thank Juste K
Reviewed yesterday

Great views across to Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty. The building is beautiful. Can get a bit windy when you're up at the top, but definitely worth getting your hair a bit messed up.

Thank John R
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic views and the weather was wonderful couldn't wish for a better day and good group of friends.

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Thank Janice E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

best part was the guy saying "say cheese" at the photo taking line. He was so great and made our night. We love you!

Thank Anadil N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Empire state building is a must see when you visit NewYork. Night time is by far more impressive with the lights of the city at your feet. Queues can be lengthy but its worth it. All staff are helpful and friendly.

Thank katriona k
Reviewed 2 days ago

Magnificent views across New York - this should be a definite place to visit when in New York. We went during a busy time of Year but using the New York Pass we got there reasonably early and missed all the queues - Bonus!

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very long line and a long time to go-up to the top floor Empire State Building as well as coming down but it was worth of a long wait. You have to go through security point to check your bags similar to...More

Thank chinchicago2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was our first time visiting The Empire State Building and it was awesome! The views were amazing. We went around 9pm and there were no lines and it all went quickly and smoothly getting in. We sadly were unable to visit the 102nd floor...More

Thank ashleylafontaine
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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robert s
12 January 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Robert, Thanks for your inquiry! We do have several restrooms available for our visitors. We look forward to your visit! —Empire State Building.
10 January 2018|
Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi William_n_Jackie, Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that we are unable to provide personal details about any of our employees. We hope to welcome you back again soon. — Empire State Building