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Empire State Building

Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: +1 212-736-3100
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Ranked #50 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I've been to NYC many times, yet have never ventured to the top of the Empire State Building. I have no idea why. This time I was by myself on business and happened to walk by. I had the best time, but here's the trick....if you're alone, buy the $50 Express Pass. It's worth evey penny. Sure, if you're with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

$29 for the 86th floor...$46 for the 102nd! Pick a good clear day..go early...they learned how to maze from Disney!! Friendly helpful staff! Wintertime, dress WARM!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Visited the Empire State Building at 11pm, and booked the tickets on line so did not need to queue at box office. Visited both levels although it costs more for both levels it is a must. Book on line and it is cheaper, the price to the 86th floor is $29 and an additional $17 to go to the 102nd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

we booked online however there is no need to are the ques are not long and its open all day so you have plenty of time to see it and don't need long in there. don't listen to the people on the street trying to sell you fast passes as one man told us there was and hour and 45... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing night view of NY City. Was around 50$ till the 102th floor of the building but it's worth till the last penny. How many times in your life you have this 102th floor 360° view? Was a bit windy but it's December. On 80th floor you have a small souvenir shop. Just in one word: RECOMMENDED

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Hyvinkaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

You need to go there! Nice view over the Manhattan. There is always lot of people, so it is better to go first in morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

When we visited NYC we typically did the tourist attractions such as the Ice Hockey, shopping and attractions like this. The queues are very VERY long for this so I would advise buying a fastpass like we did, saving us 4HR+ of queuing. Staff are generally polite and the views are amazing from the platform.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

wow! pretty amazing experience :) security check in went unexpectedly fast (about 30 min) and had the chance to enjoy the view day time and night time. Couldn't stop taking pictures.Don't miss it if you get to NYC!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Loving skyscraper observation decks. Nice touch with headsets and commentary to explain the views to visitors, Interesting history with the building. Does take a while to go thru security and the endless cattle run to the elevators.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Had a great time at the Empire State Building , however we waited in line because of the busy season - I will come back again someday !

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