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Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118
Phone Number: +1 212-736-3100
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Take whatever vip option they have to by pass the line. The night view is breath-taking. Lines are long at all times.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Take whatever vip option they have to by pass the line. The night view is breath-taking. Lines are long at all times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Empire State is a wonderful place to visit... not only for the stunning views but the history of the building is incredible!! People will say to do the Empire State at night and Top of the Rock during the day and thats probably right... the only thing missing from the view at the top is the building you're standing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Loved this iconic landmark! The history is cool! Went late at night 10-11pm so no long waits, we just walked straight in! Was raining and lots of clouds but still worth it! It was cool to be in the clouds! Highly recommend to all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was my second time up the Empire State Building, first time in 2006 on my first ever trip to NYC. There is something about viewing a city from a high vantage point which I just love and continue to do on my travels. We came here after our dinner at the NoMad restaurant, a pleasant stroll in the city... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Get to the top and you have the best view of the city! Aim to get there just before sunset so you get the best of both day and night! Spectacular! Avoid going on a long weekend as this will incur long delays!

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first time in New York City and I wanted to go to the highest building and overlook the city! I loved it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Taking the tourist pilgrimage to the observation deck of the Empire State Building has a couple of problems. Firstly the queues are not worth it (there's better ways to waste time in NYC) and secondly from the observation deck of the Empire State Building you can't actually see the Empire State Building itself. The Manhattan skyline without this building doesn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We got up without the wait because my corporate office is in the building. If ever had to wait in the lines I would be very disappointed. The views are pretty cool.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The line ups and the crowds were the biggest disappointment during our night trip to the Empire State Building. They did have lockers where you were able to secure items prohibited from going up to the observation deck (which the Top of the Rock Did Not have). All the line ups were long. You have to line up to get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First visit to NYC with my wife. We were exceptionally keen to experience the Empire State Building. After an hour queuing (which is fine) we made it to the 86th floor. The views were excellent, however, I was rather dismayed by the attitude of a security guard (you'll know when you see him, Italian looking, beaky nose, short and perfect... More 

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Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118
Phone Number: +1 212-736-3100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown

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