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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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I have to say we thought twice about this tour due to the price of it, but we were both glad we did it. We choose to go right to the top of the Empire State Building. The views from the 3 different floors was...More

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Brilliant experience, Very Art Deco and not quite as snazzy and futuristic and WOW feeling as the new One World Trade Centre - but you should visit both! Why? Because you can see amazing views of the One World Trade Centre from here and then...More

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Nothing like it, breaking, inspiring, amazing to see something like no other place has. Be proud US and New Yorkers

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Every person was polite and helpful. The lines moved well and were very well managed. We were impressed with everyones professionalism and helpfulness.

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Interesting visit on a cold April morning, sky was not very clear. Courteous and efficient staff everywhere, did not like the extra charge for top floor (did not pay and visit). Nice short videos at the elevators, outside viewing experience could be updated.

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Being in NYC, you must visit the Empire State Building. Highly organized, easy to engage in, overall great experience. The view from the top is simply breathtaking.

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I think this is the best place of New York!!!!!! I love it so much!!!!! I think the night view is more beautiful~

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We really enjoyed our visit to the Empire State Building. This iconic building gives you the opportunity to see the true scale and beauty of Manhattan. We went at sunset and stayed until the buildings' lights lit the city. Unmissable.

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we had a fantastic vacation, we visit new york for the first time, and we did so many things (we saw also a concert of Pink, see a NBA match) so my it was fantastic for any one of my family

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Even though our weather wasn't the greatest, the view is something special. The expanse of the city is unbelievable. All the workers were very friendly and informative. Going through security was well worth the elevator ride to the observation deck.

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Mary B
4 April 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Mary B. Thank you for your inquiry. The New York CityPass includes general admission entry to the 86th-floor Observatory, plus bonus same-night general admission after 10 p.m. Please note you will need to get in line for... More
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Arun P
26 March 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Arun P., Thank you for your inquiry. The Express Pass is the same price for everyone ages 6 and up, meaning that your child must be below the age of 6 to get in for free. Otherwise, if your child is 6 years of age or... More
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OrmosGadde
19 March 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi OrmosGadde, Thank you for your inquiry. Guests tend to experience shorter lines during our off-peak hours between 8-10 am, or after 11 pm. Additionally, purchasing tickets online ahead of time allows you to skip the... More
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