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Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
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+1 212-736-3100
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views...

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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excellent! the only sugestion is that they should put more signs at the entrance, and also a waiting time screen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent! the only sugestion is that they should put more signs at the entrance, and also a waiting time screen.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very enjoyable visit to this attraction. Very little queuing. Staff where polite and attentative to visitors.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic and very well organised. Amazing views! The weather was beautiful which made it even better!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing views of New York. Would definitely recommend going here if you're visiting new york. One of the highlights of our trip

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my absolute favourite place! Such an icon of NYC and it didn't disappoint - well worth ever penny and minute you spend there!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have not visited or have not been in awhile go again and see the city since the new downtown tower has been built. Make sure the fog is gone so you can take pictures all around. Great vistas and although there are crowds most days the system of moving folks seems to work well and it is worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rang in my daughter's 21st birthday right at midnight on top of the Empire State Building. The crowd serenaded her and it was fantastic. The building and scenery are breathtaking. The experience there is great and should not be missed on your trip to the NY.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I agree with most reviewers. If you want to go, only buy tickets for the 86th floor. This is the only floor where you can go outside. It is the one you see in all the pictures, movies, etc. (Which begs the question- if a couple is supposed to meet on the 'Top of the Empire State Building' wouldn't that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family had a great time visiting the Empire State Building not only for the impressive views of NYC but also for the information provided about the history of the building and how it was built. We did pay for the VIP passes which ended up not really being necessary. My one piece of advice would be to contact ESB... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very expensive to get in and shop best to go an hour before sun set to ensure e you get through security. Purchase tickets prior to visiting

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