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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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Brilliant at night

Visiting this at night as we had done the Top of the Rock in the afternoon. This gives you a fantastic view of the city at night. The queues to get down are quite long though

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Visiting this at night as we had done the Top of the Rock in the afternoon. This gives you a fantastic view of the city at night. The queues to get down are quite long though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

When we purchased our tickets for the Empire State Building online, we debated if we should pay for a regular entry or spend extra for the Express Pass. Some friends had told us it was well worth it, so we splurged and got Express tickets. Best. Investment. Ever. We probably saved ourselves two to three hours with those passes. Lines?... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed to see a completely different amount of money that guy charged me outside. He is working for Empire State Building and we thought it is safe to buy tickets from him but apparently not! Very unpleasant experience and it seams like you can't trust anyone around. People see you are a tourist and immediately wanna milk you or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

As New York was part of our home bound leg of our marathon American trip we decided we could not go to see the famous Empire State Building. To beat the cues we booked on line once we arrived in the city, easily done. This way you don't have to wait long to go up the building. Pretty well organised... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Finally made it to the top! Been to NYC a few times but never got the chance to visit or go up the Empire State Building. Was glad We did this visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a trip I have never tired of, even though I've been up there a half dozen times- The views on clear days are wonderful, and you cannot believe just how high up you are til you get there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

First thing I when to when I just came to NYC years ago. Was amazed! Now, after seeing views from amazing tall building being build all around Manhattan I still can say, that Empire State is a must to experience !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Empire State Building is amazing... the best place to sum up your trip. Good photo ops, I would not recommend paying the billion dollars to buy their photos though. SELFIES. They make sticks for that now! Anyways, the process of getting up to the top is exhausting but worth the wait once you are up there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

An inspiring and amazing view await you once you arrive at the observation deck at the top of the Empire State Building. A must see if you love America and wish to visit our nation's Top 10 landmarks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our visit to the ESB was included in our shuttle tour. The time allowed was inadequate for all the lines you have to go through. There is a airport type security line first, then a line to get to the elevators, and another line to come down. All in all, we spent far more time in line than we did... More 

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Address: 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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